Susan Angwin is an established West Australian Artist who is in her heaven working out of a bush block art studio in the Porongerups, bathed by the tranquility around her which opens up her create energy. The ocean of this South Coast is also a subject greatly explored by Susan and expressed in her abstract style that she is well recognised for.
Exhibiting and selling successfully since 1999, Susan also runs workshops and enjoys passing on her artistic knowledge. In the below Q&A Susan Angwin opens up a little bit more about herself.
Enjoy Getting To Know … Susan Angwin
When did you first feel the desire to be artistic and realise you had talent?
From my earliest memory as a child
Where did you learn your art?
I was always encouraged to use my imagination by my father. He later arranged for me to attend art school.
What inspires you most?
The magic of design
What message are you sending to the viewer of your art?
The joy of seeing the world around you in your own unique way.
Describe your studio…
A cabin set at the foot of the mountain (Porongurps) on 50 acres of pristine bushland. Secluded, and ideal for being present to the creative process.
Describe your typical day of creating art…
After lingering for some time ( days.. hours.. ) in the source of inspiration I put into place the essential ingredients to begin the journey and then surrender.
What mediums do you use and why?
All mediums, but recently I mostly use oil on canvas or the other extreme of watercolour and ink.
What are you working on now?
A series of watercolour paintings exploring my experience of an aboriginal cultural tour of the Stirling Ranges
What are your recent career achievements you feel proud of?
I continue to share my knowledge with others in group classes ( as I have done for the past 16 years). To inspire others in their creative journey is a privledge.
What do you love most about what you do?
The act of painting itself.
Where can you see yourself in 10 years time?
Enjoying the journey and the challenges it brings me. My art is a reflection of my personal and spiritual growth therefore I hope I will continue to grow in “all ways”.