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"POWERFUL COLOR THEORIES AND HARMONIES FUSED WITH GLOWING AND PLAYFUL LIGHT ARE THE FOUNDATION IN THIS EXHIBIT TO CREATE FEELINGS OF HOPE, PEACEFULNESS AND ENDURING LOVE."

- SUSIE MCCOLGAN

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FEATURED ARTWORKS

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ABOUT THE ARTIST

Susie McColgan has been painting since she was nine, when her grandmother gave her her oil painting box and brushes. When she was a little girl, they spent their family summers in northern Michigan, nestled in the woods on a little lake. Susie spent her days building forts, climbing trees, and swimming endlessly, and huckleberry muffins were a daily treat! But the most intrinsic, powerful, soul-filling thing was feeling the sun on her face from the enormous sunsets showering the lake with twinkling light, making her feel warm, calm, peaceful and that everything was right in the world. 

 

After graduating from the University of Michigan with a BFA and a minor in Psychology and Art in Healing, Susie worked throughout Michigan as an art director, producing award-winning illustrations and designs. Throughout this commercial work, her painting and portraiture were always her greatest joy and passion, so she made the big move to dedicate all her energies and career fully to the arts and her painting. 

 

Unfortunately, in 2019, Susie had a near-death accident with multiple injuries and surgeries, and after a year of recovery, she was able to paint again. During this traumatic experience, a new appreciation for life emerged. Susie has painted for General Motors, Dow, the Arts and Healing Program throughout many Michigan hospitals, the Detroit Renaissance Center, Consumers Energy and Uno's Restaurants throughout Michigan. Her portraits include Lee Iacocca of Chrysler Corporation, Ben and Jerry of Ben & Jerry's Ice Cream, Dave Thomas of Wendy's, Tom Monahan of Domino's, Bo Schembechler, Coach Lloyd Carr, Charles Woodson, Tom Brady, LaMarr Woodley, and Jim Abbot just to name a few. You can also find Susie's work in numerous corporate, private and museum collections across the U.S.

"I work hard and am passionate about creating paintings that can help people. I feel the place I take the viewer is multi-dimensional, both in touching places in their memories and in their hearts and taking them through a story leading to a safe, enjoyable, emotional place. My paintings create a healing energy through strategic color and lighting relationships and design, bringing feelings of comfort, warmth, hope and peaceful harmony. Like a bath of gentle happiness, and a hug of comforting love. That is what I want to give with my paintings."

CONTACT THE ARTIST

SUSIE MCCOLGAN
WEBSITE: www.susiemccolgan.com
IG: @mccolgansusie
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