FEATURED ARTIST december 1 ~ 31
Susan Lehman studied fine art and textiles at the California College of Arts and Crafts in Oakland, CA, graduating with distinction in Textile Arts. She started teaching adult art classes and showing her work during her second year at CCAC. Her textiles were widely received around the San Francisco Bay Area. Susan taught children’s art across the curriculum at a Visual and Performing Arts Magnet School in Sacramento, CA and continued exhibiting her art work…installation art, collage, and painting. Upon retiring to the Southern Oregon Coast, she has devoted herself to painting full time.
Her current work at Art by the Sea Gallery and Studio, “The Lyrical and the Bold” is a collage-based exhibit. Susan won this opportunity to exhibit as the People’s Choice Winner of the Community Collage Show at Art by the Sea Gallery in 2017.
She continues to use textiles in her collage work along with multiple layers of texture, paper, and paint to create works of depth and color that draw the viewer into the emotional tension of the work.