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) and past member of the local District Chapter 202 (DC 202), where she served as Vice-President 2007-2008 of the local, DC 202. In January, 2017, Susan became 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 art work was accepted in the CP Hidden Treasures Volume 3, CP Hidden Treasures Volume 5 and CP Hidden Treasures Volume 6  by Ann Kullberg. 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. She moved into her new studio on December 1, 2017.  The studio is located on Historic Decatur, Barracks 19, Studio 207.  

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