Born in Chicago, and raised in La Jolla, California, artist Susan Wickstrand graduated from the University of Southern California with a BAFA degree. Susan acknowledges her roots in traditional romantic subject matter by creating landscapes that are often moody and mysterious, and are at once familiar, yet somehow distant and inaccessible. Light plays a primary role in portraying the emotional content and character of the work, and the focus on the effects of light is further emphasized by her addition of a layer of translucent beeswax to the surface of many of her paintings and all of her collages.
Susan Wickstrand has been a professional artist for over 20 years. She's exhibited in New York, Los Angeles, Chicago, Italy, San Francisco, Ohio and San Diego. Susan's artwork has been featured in numerous magazines and periodicals. Susan is part of a growing movement back to landscape painting in particular romantic landscape painting that has gained credence in recent years. Her artwork can be found in both significant public and private collections, and she is represented locally by Jan Baum Gallery, Los Angeles, California.
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