Artist Susan De'Armond paints in watercolor and oil. Her favorite way to paint is "en plein air," a French term for in open air or on location. She finds much of her subject matter in Southern California where she is inspired by mountain vistas, the rocky deserts, historic sites, floral "close-ups," and misty ocean scenes.
While pursuing her Bachelor of Fine Arts in Interior Design, her study of art history introduced her to the impressionist painters. The spontaneity of their work captured her imagination and their influence is recognizable in Susan’s work.
Following her interior design career and raising a family, Susan was able to devote more time to her art. In 2007, she encountered the Plein Air Artists of Riverside (PAAR). Their shared passion for capturing the Riverside and Southern California ambiance was enough to get her "hooked on plein air!" Susan has had multiple exhibits and received many awards for her work.
Susan continues to explore various techniques as she hones her own style. Her paintings are featured for sale in the museum store for the next two months.
Come and enjoy the artistic expressions of another of our amazing local artists.
Article by: Lee Levin, Blue Door Museum Store