Susan Varo is a self-taught visual artist with a strong artistic background. Her early career started at the age of eight. Always fascinated with color and design, she began drawing cartoons, animals and portraits and her artwork was quickly recognized by her teachers and peers. In 1974 she received a scholarship to Pratt Institute in Brooklyn, New York. Later in her career, she attended The Center for the Media Arts and worked as a freelancer.
As she continued doing drawings and illustrations, she also began using acrylic and oils to create her works. Following her heart's desire to fulfill her every dream to create art from life, Susan founded My Works of Art, LLC in the winter of 2006. She works from her solely-owned art studio located in in Corona, New York. This courageous endeavor has taken her to new heights in her career and accomplishments.
Most of what she paints reflects a specific and special moment in time before it's gone. "Sometimes, it's all about the beauty or the feeling from it," she states. She wants viewers to see what she sees and feels at the time of creation capturing a lasting impression. Her inspiration comes from the people she meets, her travels and images that evoke creativity.
"I think art should tell a story but not so much about the artist but also about what they see. The story is in the subject matter and the details show what is most important and this is usually the initial inspiration. The completed picture should then tell the story. Art is a journey and a destination. Well here's my story in paintings and more. Being an Artist is all encompassing but painting sets you free! The journey continues!"
Note: Susan Varo is also a published author of the science fiction thriller The Happening. Along with designing the book cover, she offers readers a glimpse into the future, as well as offering a visual experience like no other. The Happening Available at Kew and Willow Books - Also Available on Amazon.com
Futuristically Ancient - Online Book Interview
Read what is being said about this Science Fiction Thriller - The Happening!
The Happening Interview
Check out this great video presented by Broadway Caprice featuring Susan Varo beginning at 3.32 seconds.
Susan's first book talk at The Hispanic/Latino Cultural Center of New York. It was amazing and successful.
The Hispanic/Latino Cultural Center of New York that included various author's and genres. It was an amazing evening and very successful and very insightful. I met some very nice people.
Susan's book The Happening is catalogued with the Queens Library Branch.
Come See Art (Art Lives Here) is part of a collaborative public art installation in partnership with RPGA, Studio, Inc. The concept of this installation is to deceive the viewer into believing a dog named Art lives within. Inside are miniature canvas-panel paintings with actual art instead that are given to the public to promote the importance of art.
This amazing magazine features so many creative individuals who have contributed so much to the the Queens community. I have the honor to be one of the featured visual artist.
Volunteering and supporting Senator Jose Peralta for the election of September 13, 2018. Met a lot of nice people going door to door and meeting neighbors in my community while asking for their support!
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