About the Artist Susan Murray
Susan's earliest memories - at the age 2 - are of drawing, particularly horses. To this day they are her passion.
Susan enjoys working in oils and acrylics because of their vibrant colors and sensualness that lend themselves to her Impressionistic style. She loves to paint Plein Aire (out doors) where the light and color are pure, capturing the mood and moment. which cannot be duplicated with a camera. However when painting animals she does use photographs as reference, which she takes herself, mainly because they do not stay in one position for long unless sleeping.
Susan lives in the historical foothills of the Sierras in California with her husband, three horses, two dogs, three cats and umpteen chickens all of which have appeared her paintings It is here where she loves to hike or ride to the beautiful sites that serve as her subject matter.
All Artwork © Susan Murray - Black Horse Design