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ASSOCIATED ARTISTS OF THE INLAND EMPIRE
MASTER ARTIST DEMONSTRATIONS 2006
MAY 10, 2006

SUSAN SPRIGG

 
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Painting a different kind of Portrait

“Doing art is the most incredible, unexplainable feeling.  It takes your soul to a place suspended in time where creativity is channeled into the concrete.  This is an experience everyone should discover in one form or another during a lifetime"

Susan Sprigg

Artist's Statement:
The one thing in life that is certain is that existence exists.  Existence is primary.  We know geometry, physics.  From subatomic gravity units to elements, their compounds, from land, water, consciousness, buildings, computers, to consciousness-developed civilization, existence exists.  You're it, I'm it, my paintings are it.  And I paint it.

We have the ability to change the universe and we have always known and understood our humanity through art.  My portraits are painted to reveal the spirit and mind that causes change.  We all cause change directly or indirectly, actively or inactively.  I paint exceptional people not pretty portraits.  The subject must engage the audience. 

At the demonstration for Associated Artists, I will share the processes, my portraits, go through to achieve individuality, and the joy and energy of creating.  I always thought of myself as an Artist.  I only recently truly became one.  The difference is that great feeling we all get when we paint becomes the indescribable vibrancy of spirit.  It mingles with the paint and becomes union with it.  It's more than being in the zone, it's humming in the zone.  Let's go paint.

About me:

¯ 70’s freelance artist.

¯ Fashion illustrator for Manning Silver

¯ Product design and prototype sculptor

¯ Art director
 

Now, I paint lots of ways: palette, impressionism, expressionism, big pointillism, realism, still life, landscape, and plein air---all to experience the paint, so it gives zest to life portraits.  I have a gallery and studio where I teach and paint.  I lecture, do demos and workshops.  I paint what I want to paint.  I also do sci fi and romance book covers.

More about the Artist:
Susan Sprigg, who has been commissioned to paint President Jimmy Carter and baseball legend Tommy Lasorda started her art career in the 70’s as a freelance artist.  She moved quickly from newspaper illustration to magazine. Susan was referred to Manning Silver, an exclusive Beverly Hills and Rodeo Drive clothing designer; she became his premier illustrator. Her work appeared in Harper’s Baazar and Vogue magazines and other industry publications.  You will discover Impressionistic strokes and semi-abstract techniques to elicit life and movement in her floral and landscape watercolors.  Her paintings adorn the paper with both harmony and emotion.

Taking time out to raise her son,
Susan yearned to paint.  Returning to art as a fine artist who loves to share the thrill of making art, Susan started teaching art and opened Sprigg Gallery.  “Doing art is the most incredible, unexplainable feeling.  It takes your soul to a place suspended in time where creativity is channeled into the concrete.  This is an experience everyone should discover in one form or another during a lifetime.”

The Sprigg Gallery evolved into the Sprigg Institute of Fine Art where Susan has gathered together great talent to inspire great art in others.

Susan Sprigg
Sprigg Institute of Fine Art
(909) 556-2229

 

Visit SUSAN SPRIGG'S WEBSITE.

http://www.sprigginstituteoffineart.com/index.html      

 


ASSOCIATED ARTISTS OF THE INLAND EMPIRE
Monthly Art Demonstrations
SECOND WEDNESDAY OF EACH MONTH

9:30 a.m. - Noon

MEETING LOCATION!
The Rancho Cucamonga Goldy S. Lewis Community Center
11200 Baseline Road
Rancho Cucamonga, California

Located on the Northwest corner of Baseline Road and Milliken Avenue.


The public is welcome!

Donation of $3 is accepted for non-members.
 

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