Artist Gallery | Visual/Photography
Susan Harman Art
My creative voice uses the tools of photography and painting to digitally articulate a visual, abstract landscape. The art process begins with assembling and overlaying a collection of original photographs, painting the surface with digital brushes and folding up the shapes to transform into an intuitive, visual message. A message that visualizes the intangible emotions/feelings that often take our breath away.
I have a Bachelor of Fine Arts Degree from Emily Carr University of Art & Design and have attended The Banff Centre for Art and Creativity. I have recently retired from over 20 years of teaching university level visual design courses in Vancouver. I have exhibited locally and in the Lower Mainland. Studio visits by appointment only.
The Art Crawl will showcase two main series of recent work that are linked together by a linear thread of time. Part One: Waiting for a Sign began a few months after my mom died and also marked the beginning of the pandemic. Part Two: We are Designed for Evolution followed when grief and feelings of isolation began to slowly unfurl. Although I have spent years both attending and teaching in universities, it has been my emotional experiences that have transformed my work into meaningful art offering a bridge into shared conversation.