Serious Fun Art Studio has been enjoying the artwork of Susan Windsor on our gallery wall space since the grand opening of our current location in March. We are privileged to have several of her original framed watercolors, and many giclee prints. The show will continue to run through June.
Susan Winsdor is a gifted, lovely artist with a beautiful heart for her family and an appreciation for God’s nature that is obvious in her work. Here is a bit more about her, behind the scenes so to speak. Personally, I find getting to know an artist deeper than just seeing their work makes their art more dimensional to me. I hope you do too ~
Q: How do you describe your style of artwork?
A: Free-flowing with a tiny bit of detail. When painting animals particularly, I love focusing the detail in the eyes to draw the attention there. Then with fur (or feathers), I like to keep that less specific.
Q: Has watercolor always been your medium of choice?
A: Yes, pretty much. It was the first medium after pencil that I tried in high school. I then dabbled in oil paint (which took way too long to dry for my taste). I use acrylic every so often if I want to cover a large canvas. I spent some time working with pastels, too. I love each of those, but I always come back to my first love of watercolor.
Q: What paper, paints, brushes do you use?
A: I use mostly Arches cold press, 140 lb. Paper. For paints, I’ve often used soft Holbein and Winsor & Newton. But more recently I’ve been loving my Yarka St. Petersburg and Lukas 1862 paints which are solid, pan watercolors. I’ve found a real richness and depth that I love in those.
Q: What artists / illustrators do you admire and why?
A: I love Edward Hopper’s work. You usually see one person who looks lost in their thoughts sitting in a lovely place. His work has such a relaxed, contemplative feel about it.
Q: Do you have a favorite color?
A: Oh, it depends on the day or even the moment. Usually anything with blue, turquoise, or green. I think that’s one reason I love painting the ocean.
Q: When you’re not painting, what do you most like to do to enjoy life?
A: Any time I can spend with my dear husband and our rambunctious kids is time well spent. I love going to the zoo with them, although sometimes I find myself taking more pictures of the animals than of my kiddos!
Q: What are you proud of in your artistic path to this point?
A: I’m probably most proud that I started selling online five years ago. I always loved to paint for my enjoyment, but I love that I can now share my work with others so easily. And it’s such an honor to know that people around the world take space in their homes to hang my work! (PS, we just shipped one to Australia, so stop by Serious Fun Art Studio to get any of her artwork you’ve had your eye on!)
Susan Windsor Fine Art can also be found:
Serious Fun Art Studio gallery wall
6710 E. Fowler Ave. Temple Terrace, FL 33617.
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