Susan graduated with a Bachelor of Education - Arts and Crafts MCAE in 1987. Since then she has held numerous teaching positions in the Arts and is currently choosing to stay at home to focus on her two children and her artistic endeavors.
Susan has spent the last twenty years using the process of shellac etching and finds it a very satisfying form of printing. She finds it to be more subtle and instant than a metal plate. It has the added attraction of surprise every time the paper is lifted from the press. Most of her time is spent with her acrylic paintings which embrace texture and whimsy, and small moments in time that she likes to highlight as sometimes they go unnoticed. Color has fascinated her especially unexpected combinations and she uses it to enhance truly dynamic compositions.
Susan exhibits mainly on the Surfcoast, where she lives in Aireys Inlet, and she is represented in commercial galleries all over Australia.
Susan finds her influences in daily life - trying to focus on the whimsical and the preciousness of every moment. Her topics are often thoughtful and consist of many layers.
Susan spends time in Japan in each year and is at present exploring this experience visually...and loving it.
Susan is always exploring new things and is studying silversmithing, which she loves. She has some of her silverwork in the Canterbury Art Show Gift Shop.
The most important aspect of her work is complete enjoyment...to be lost in....and to enhance everyday life.
Susan's website will give updated images and upcoming events .
For more on Susan Romyn see www.susanromyn.com.au