About The Artist

I love being back in the studio, pursuing my passion for Native Americans, Western art, horses, and wildlife. As a fine artist, I work primarily in acrylics, although I am versatile in many mediums. I paint what I love, and what I have been interested in since I was a child. I would describe my style as realism, with great expression, emotion and extreme detail. I paint with high contrast, bold color and painterly brush strokes that embolden the canvas.

BIOGRAPhY

I was born and raised in New Jersey. Even though I was brought up in a small New Jersey town, I have always been a lover of all art forms of the west. As a child, and the daughter of an artist, I could always be found creating art throughout my childhood. I felt destined to become an artist, and it has been my privilege to work in the arts during my lifetime.

I earned a full art scholarship from the Junior Women’s Club in Piscataway NJ and graduated in 1980. I continued my education at the Spectrum Institute for the advertising arts with a degree in illustration. My love of all art mediums continued and so did my education at the Finishing School of NY, Dundean Studio in New Jersey. I became certified in wood graining and marbling techniques through Mike Macneil in Canada.

I had the pleasure to work in numerous forms, and with many artists, over the years as illustrator, graphic and textile designer, muralist, decorative painter and freelance artists.

As digital media took over the art world, I felt I was ready to return to the studio where my true love of fine artistry blossomed.

Organizations:
National Oil and Acrylics Painters Society Associate member
American Woman Artist-Associate with distinction member


Achievements:

1980
Ducret school of the Arts Gallery Exhibit for young Artist. Honorable mention in Oil & Acrylic

2004
The Fauxcademy of Decorative Finishing Awards
– International Event, Las Vegas, Top Honor/Platinum Award for Best Mural Project.
– International Event, Silver Award for Best Trompe L’oeil Project

2006
The Artistic Stenciller, Cover and Center Spread of Full Room Mural Project

2015
The Gateway to Sedona,
 International Art Competition, August Finalist
National Oil and Acrylic Painters Society; Spring International Online Exhibition; Accepted Artist Painting:  ‘Sacred Crossing’

2016
American Women Artists Online Spring Show, Accepted Painting: ‘Sacred Crossing’
Colors of Humanity Art Gallery Online Show, Accepted Paintings: ‘Drink my Friend, “Giver of Life”
New Jersey Equine Artist’s Association; The Art of the Horses Show and Sale: Peoples choice award: ‘Drink my Friend’

2017
National Oil and Acrylic Painters Society Fall International Online Exhibition; Accepted Painting:
  ‘Bad to the Bone’

2018
American Woman Artists online juried show; Accepted Painting: ‘Legends Of Four Bears’
American Plains Artist 33rd Annual juried exhibit & sale; Accepting Painting:  ‘Rock Of His People’
33rd Annual Bosque Art Classic; Accepted Painting: ‘Land Of Lakota’
Mountain Oyster Club  Tucson AZ Contemporary Western Art Show and Sale; Accepted Painting: ‘Legends of Four Bears’

2019
Cheyenne Frontier Days Old West Museum Art Show and Sale 2019; Cheyenne WY, Accepted Paintings: ‘Bad To The Bone,’ ‘Winters Rest’ and ‘Indian Horse’
NOAPS 2019 Best of America SMALL PAINTING – National Juried Exhibition, Hosted by RS Hanna Gallery; Frederickburg, Texas; Accepted Painting: ‘Standing Strong’

 My Biggest Achievement
Garage Mahal (Read More or View Gallery)

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Garage Mahal Susan Granskie
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THE process