Susan is a consignee artist and does not have store hours.
I love living in the beautiful Flint Hills where nature abounds. One of my favorite past times is going out to a family member’s pasture and woodlands and just being in nature. I can walk around for hours out there and enjoy seeing a deer, coyote, box turtle or turkey. It’s even enjoyable to sit and watch the hawks and other birds in the sky…and I love taking the back road to get home!
As a child I loved drawing and painting with one of the dime store children’s watercolor sets. My parents always loved my pictures and encouraged me to continue. I also had a fifth grade teacher who told me to never give up my art and that stuck in my mind as I grew older. I married after high school and we soon had a family and art moved to the bottom of my priorities. After the children were in school I found I had extra time and chose to try oil painting. At the time I thought a canvas was the only thing one could paint on and I practiced on still life and landscapes. Friends and family were soon encouraging me to spread my wings and try selling my artwork. Wow! I sold a few and started painting in earnest. I even tried painting on other surfaces…..rocks, buildings, saws, etc. I soon decided that was much more fun. A few years ago I saw a feather that had been painted, and thought “I could do that!” After about a year of practice and much trial and error I decided to try painting with acrylics and quickly decided that was the way to paint feathers. I mainly use turkey feathers, and I paint the animals and birds I love so much. It gives me much pleasure to find that other people enjoy and buy my wildlife feathers because they love nature and wildlife as much as I do!