Taking an etching and then hand painting to add color brings the art to life. It is a passion with me.
Susan’s hand-colored etchings have always been imaginary. At 6 years old she began as a scholarship student at the Art Institute of Chicago and escaped the city by creating the places she’d rather be. These works became increasingly detailed as she worked to bring the fantasy closer.
Now living the dream in rural Wisconsin, each image contains tiny details, such as insects, creatures and the tiny lettering of scriptures.
Susan is one of the original Joyce Petter Gallery artists!
Etching is a traditional process of using acid or mordant to cut into the unprotected surface of your art plate to create a design in “intaglio”. Ink is applied to the plate allowing the ink to fill into the etched lines. The plate surface is cleaned to remove the excess ink and paper is placed on the art plate and pressed allowing the inked lines to transfer to the paper creating a print.