Susan j Schrader
I am a visual artist and book illustrator living in Marblehead with my husband, two boys and our dog. I received a BFA at The Queen’s University, in Canada and a MFA at Illinois State University, USA where I studied drawing, printmaking, painting and art history. Currently I am working on a new series of drawings and paintings on canvas and paper.
My work contains whimsical pen and ink drawings that focus on these fanciful creatures in a city-like landscape that are rich in color, full of creative patterns and bizarre movements. My current series is focused on abstracted human figures that float and dance about the surface of the canvas.
Raising my two boys and dog as well as soaking up the culture and art during several extensive family trips has added fuel to my creative fire. These trips to India, South Africa, Australia, Hawaii and Florence, Italy, for example, have given me much inspiration!
Spending time walking my dog Kerala in the forest and on the beach, practicing Zen meditation, traveling with my family, cooking and visiting Art Galleries are my tools to help focus my creative energy. In addition to working on my own Art, I am illustrating a Children’s Book that is due to come out Fall 2016. Stay tuned! I am excited to be producing my art and sharing it worldwide. I have found a renewed energy and focus within myself and I feel that this rejuvenated creative drive is reflected throughout my art.
Susan's work will be featured at Opus until early July. Work can be purchased by making a check out to Creative Salem for the amount listed.
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