SUSAN MCKELVY FINE ART OIL & PASTEL
Susan is a Colorado artist who has been painting and drawing since she was a youngster. She has taken classes, workshops and has a fine arts degree.
Susan teaches painting to small classes in her home studio. She has work in private collections in Europe and Japan as well as the United States. She has participated and has been awarded in many juried exhibitions and has achieved signature membership in the Pastel Society of Colorado.
She loves the privilege of living in the foothills along the South Platte River and near the 500 mile long Colorado Trail which she has ridden on her horses. Inspiration for many of her paintings comes from scenes of wildlife, streams and rock formations seen from her saddle and other travels around the West. She enjoys painting “plein air” outdoors and is most at home in the Rocky mountains.
Susan works in oils and pastels and finds exciting subject matter in the natural world which she strives to share with viewers by focusing on the unusual views, local feral and domestic flora and fauna, thereby hoping to promote conservation and appreciation of wilderness. She works impressionistically so viewers can integrate their personal experiences into her work.
Susan on her horse, Irish
on the Colorado Trail