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Artist Statement

     I am a mixed media artist living on San Juan Island in the Pacific Northwest. Through anthropomorphic exploration I enter into a world of myth and storytelling.

     I create in a variety of materials including: paper mache, ceramic, paper clay, textiles, gems, precious stones, and found objects.  I paint in both acrylic and oils.

     My favored subject matter is inspired by nature, especially wild life.  The vulnerability, beauty, and majesty of animals encourages me to  journey into an alternate reality where my sculptures and paintings are transformed into a world of metaphor and archetype.

     My artistic intention is to involve the viewer in narratives that encourage one's own imaginations to reveal a story.     


 Membership :

  • San Juan Island Artists Registry

  • Founding member of The San Juan Island's Art Commission 2015-2019

  • San Juan Community Theater - Board of Directors

  • San Juan Island's Artists Studio  Tour 


Awards and recognition:

        Anacortes Annual Art at the Port Juried Fine Art Exhibit    

  • Bill Mitchell Memorial Award

  • Art in the Schools Purchase Award

  •  People's Choice Award 

        San Juan Island Art Museum Artist Registry Show

  •  People's Choice Award

        Art Doll Magazine 

  •  Article & Photos — “A Journey With Rabbits” 


Showings - Exhibits 

  • Northwest Alliance Virtual Holiday Show 2021

  • San Juan Island Museum of Art Annual Artist Registry Show 2017-22 

  • Anacortes Art at the Port Juried Fine Art Exhibit

  • San Juan Island's Studio Tour and Gallery Show  2010-2022

  • Waterworks Gallery, Friday Harbor, WA - Holiday Show 2011


Education - Background

  • Artistic Director of the San Juan Community Theater - 2012-2015

  • Director, actor, designer, teacher in dramatic arts - 1979-2015

  • Owner operator of a retail gift store - 1977-2009

  • Middle school art aeacher  -  1973-1975

  • University of Puget Sound - BA Art Education & Art History 

  • Honolulu Academy of Arts - Painting Studies

Susan Williams - Artist
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