Welcome! You've arrived at Susan Garriques' online gallery of art. Primarily an animal portrait artist, Susan's love for animals shines through in her paintings. In addition to her pet portraits, Susan paints wildlife and landscapes.
Sit back, relax and have fun exploring. You'll find her animal paintings and her landscapes from both the Blue Ridge Mountains of North Carolina
and the Florida Keys here.
The painting on the left is Susan's most recent work. It is titled "Mountain Farming". Susan painted this for an exhibit the Blue Ridge Fine Arts Guild held this summer called "The Renaissance of the Family Farm". The participating artists visited local farms and then created art based on their experiences. After visiting several farms and the farmers' market, Susan decided that rather than paint a scene from just one of the visits, it might be more fun to create a painting that included bits of all the farms and the produce and flowers at the farmers market, too. The painting continues around the front of the canvas to all sides.
"This was so different from my usual paintings, I wasn't quite sure how it would turn out. It was really fun to paint - exciting all the way along - and I'm delighted with the way it turned out". - Susan
Mountain Farming - 20" x 16" - oil on canvas(click for a larger image)
Earlier this year, Susan began her Baseboard Mice series.
Another "fun" project, each of the mice is an original oil painting painted on a "mouse hole". Not satisfied with just painting the mice, Susan has also written a story about each mouse. The Baseboard Mice are available for "adoption" for a very reasonable "adoption fee". The mice have their very own website (www.baseboardmice.com) and their very own blog (www.baseboardmice.blogspot.com).
Thanks for stopping by and enjoy exploring!