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Susan Ballou   (#152)   

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Irvine, CA
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Building on an early love of art, Susan has honed her skills in representational painting by studying with some of the finest teachers in the nation. She has painted on location in France, Italy and Spain as well as in Southern California and around the United States. Her guiding inspiration is the beauty of everyday life.   “Painting allows you to be fully in the moment, focusing on the interpretation and re-creation of a glorious landscape or an exquisite still life.  Figurative art is also an exciting challenge.  The possibilities are as endless as one’s imagination, an enduring opportunity for honoring the places, things and people we love.”  


Gallery Shows:

Tustin Art Walk - 2015, 2018
Larry Higbee Gallery Spring Show - 2016, California Art 2018
Roger's Gardens Day of Art - 2015, 2016

Muth Gallery - 2016

Location 1980 - Death Valley Review 2013, Joshua Tree Review 2014, "Art of the Muse" 2016

Southern California Plein Air Painting Assn. “Small is Beautiful” - 2011

Southern California Plein Air Painting Assn.  Featured Artist - 2011

SoCalPAPA "Back Bay Show" - 2015, 2016 Honorable Mention

Newport Beach Arts Commission Sale & Show - 2011, 2012, 2013, 2014, 2017

Laguna Beach “Art That’s Small at City Hall” - 2008, 2010, 2011

Coastline Community College Art Gallery - 2005, 2006, 2007

Irvine Valley College Spring Show 1st Prize 2004