Susan Varo is a self-taught visual artist and published author. Her early career started at the tender age of eight. Always fascinated with colors, shapes, textures and designs, she began drawing portraits, cartoons and animals. Soon, her artwork became quickly recognized by her teachers, friends and family. In 1974 and still a child, 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 drawing and illustrating, using graphite and color pencils, she began incorporating acrylic and oils into her work. Continuing down this creative path for many years, and 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, Queens, New York. This courageous endeavor has taken her to new heights in her career and accomplishments.
Nearly all of her paintings are created using artist oils in the style of realism. It is her desire to create art pieces that reflect a specific and special moment in time or a place 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, by what she creates, capturing depths of detail for a lasting impression. Her inspiration comes from the people she meet, her travels, experiences and awe-inspiring images that evoke her creativity.
"Interestingly, my work seem to represent many cultures but my style is my own. 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 art piece should then tell the whole 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 on Amazon.com
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