About the Artist:

San Diego native, Susan Salazar is an awarded CPSA, CPX Colored Pencil Artist. She is a member of Colored Pencil Society of America (CPSA), as well as a member of the Los Angeles District Chapter 214 (DC 214). On February 1, 2014, Susan received CPX Signature Status from the Colored Pencil Society of America. In 2015, Susan's artwork titled Zoey was accepted and published in Ann Kullberg's CP instructional publication, Cats & Dogs. In addition, her work was published in Ann Kulberg’s CP Treasures Volume 5 Colored Pencil Masterworks, and CP Hidden Treasures Volume 3,5,6,7 and 8. On July 15, 2020, Susan received CPSA Signature Status from the Colored Pencil Society of America (CPSA). Susan is a resident artist of the Art District at Liberty Station. The studio is located on Historic Decatur Rd, Barracks 19, Studio 207. She is an active educator as well as established working artist. Her work has shown regionally, nationally, and internationally.




Artist Statement:

Susan Salazar brings to life the very essence of “love” for animals. Her passion and compassion can be experienced through her intensely detailed portraits of domestic and wild animals. The artist invites the viewer to partake in the universal language of love, friendship, compassion, joy and humor; dialogue between artist and viewer becomes interwoven and interchangeable. Joy and passion drive her work; each drawing represents her internal, personal journey that assists in capturing the emotion(s) portrayed.  The artist is further driven to embody the perfect line, unity of color, and inspiring subject to develop exceptional portraits and to convey the importance animals play in our daily lives.  

Art Mediums: colored pencil, graphite, gouache, pastels, watercolor and instant coffee.




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 Susan SalazarSan Diego, CA619-787-8964