Susan Eyer-Anderson Painting - American Artist
I try to capture the heart of an animal, person or moment with realism that conveys this energy. The wrestling between light and dark is what makes life interesting, not only in our soul, but visually as well. Color, contrast, subject matter, composition action…all dance together in a highly orchestrated and hopefully delightful way. Triteness is the off key instrument or voice in the room.
There is something about the Old West, Mustangs, other horses, people, and interesting terrain that speaks to me before, during, and after painting them.
My job is to communicate what they are saying onto the canvas.
I was born in Los Angeles and raised in Tustin, Ca…in Southern California when it was still rural, and full of the intoxicating scent of orange blossoms for a good part of the year.
My art education was more unconventional than most, in that I have had no formal training whatsoever (other than art classes in high school)…instead being raised by two artists who were Art Center graduates and taught me everything I know so far.
When I was a child, my father worked as a commercial artist in a very stressful environment during the week. He would come home understandably moody and tired, and on the weekends would disappear into the garage for hours to seek solitude and solace. The garage was basically an art studio.I never saw a car in it, just the occasional lawn mower.
He had fashioned an entire wall into an easel and would oil paint there for hours.
(mainly painting sea-scapes).
My siblings would stay out of there, but I was fascinated and would sneak in there and watch him, knowing that he really wanted his privacy, but I couldn’t help it
Once he realized that I wasn’t going anywhere, (and was keeping very quiet), he would set up a small canvas and thus began my education.
As I grew up watching my parents struggle with commercial art deadlines and headaches, L chose a different path and became a veterinarian. I graduated from Washington State University in 1990, and have been practicing ever since.
In our spare time, my husband and I ride our four horses, two of which are adopted BLM Mustangs, and enjoy our five Macaws, Three dogs and two cats.
I am committed to the cause of reducing pet overpopulation and would like to benefit this cause with the sale of my art whenever possible.
Juried Memberships and Exhibits
Many of these pieces you see here at on exhibit at RS Hanna Gallery in Frederickburg, Tx.
For more information, go to www.rshannagallery.com
The following are juried memberships and exhibits that I am a part of:
- Oil Painters Of America
- Women Artists Of The West
- Academy Of Equine Artists
- Cattlemen’s Association Western Art
- Western Heritage Art Show
- Western Art Rodeo Association
- Outwest Western Art Show and Sale
NOAPS, Artist Counsel Palm Sptrings, and local groups such as Ribbonwood Art Guild, Art Alliance Of Idyllwild, Riverside County Fair.
My work has appeared in Southwest Art Magazine, Cowboys and Indians, Art of the West, and Western Horseman Magazine.
I have won numerous awards at these shows.
Museum quality prints are available of any of these pieces. Contact me if you are interested in finding out more.
Susan Eyer-Anderson Website