In honor of Laissez Fair, I got to chat with Urban Outfitters, Space 24 Twenty about my art.
"Susannah's art is bright, colorful and eye catching; the kind of work that immediately transforms the aesthetic of a room. It's hard to believe the Austin native has only been showcasing her art publicly as of recently (including West Elm, Madewell, and Urban Outfitters this coming Sunday,) after nearly a decade of refining her craft.
In preparation of our Laissez Fair Market this weekend where Susannah will be selling a handful of pieces, we visited her at her quaint little studio in East Austin.
Tell us about yourself… how long have you been painting?
Hmm, I've painted for about ten years now, but not until the last year have I been public about my work. Until now it's been privy to the walls of my home and that's about it.
I became fascinated with oil sticks a while back, they are everything you want finger painting with pastels or crayons to be. You can draw with them like pastels but also blend and shade and create different textures depending on how much you add. In high school for an AP project I made large scale self portraits in different mediums. I just kind of started and couldn't stop. I think my parents still have three or four large five foot giant faces in random closets at their house."
Read the full interview here.