Susan R. Schlepp is a sensitive and dynamic expressionist artist from Sammamish, WA. She has a passion for mixed media watercolors, drawing inspiration from the natural world & her inner landscape. Her art flows instinctively with each piece having a unique story to tell.
In June/July 2023, Susan was invited to the Puglia region of Italy to participate in the Baroque Blue special art project where she created and installed watercolor art installations in the Porto Selvaggio Nature Preserve on the Ionian Sea. She created natural pigment paint from the rock sediment and also produced prints from native botanicals. In January/February 2023, Susan was an artist in residence at the Scuola Internazionale di Grafica in Venice, Italy where she painted daily in mixed media watercolor and learned many printmaking techniques, all while soaking in the art, architecture & culture of this magnificent "floating" city.
Fueled by devotion to Jesus Christ, her goal is to glorify God through art. Her motivation is the sheer joy & freedom found in artistic expression paired with a heartfelt desire to give back to charitable organizations through donations of art to events and by gifting at least 10% of sales to The Nature Conservancy.
Susan began pursuing art in 2013 in response to suffering from Seasonal Affective Disorder (SAD). She found that working with color can be healing. She now harnesses the full spectrum of color in all its hues, shades, tints and tones to lift the spirit and help navigate the ups and downs of life. Susan has been invited to Oradea, Romania to lead a healing art workshop for Ukrainian refugees suffering from trauma and great loss.
Susan appreciates art in its many forms and periods and was greatly influenced by the Impressionists, Post-Impressionists, Fauves, & Abstract Expressionists. She continues to evolve in her craft through experimentation, formal classes, and global art residencies.
Susan has volunteered at Seattle's Union Gospel Mission Art Therapy program for the unsheltered and curated the pop-up art show at the monthly Pioneer Square Art Walk. She has led art classes with youth at the Denny Detention Center and loves to encourage people to explore their creativity to unlock the artist within and reap the many benefits.
"For God's gifts and his call are irrevocable" Romans 11:29
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