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The Garden Series is an ongoing appreciation of the beauty and complexity of my local community gardens. Having started my career as a portrait artist I approach the Garden subjects in a similar way. The expressive qualities in plants and flowers relate to me deeply, both physically and emotionally. Ultimately the paintings are a conversation with myself. They describe my viewpoint, my relationships, and my understanding of the natural world. You can see more of Susan’s work by visiting her website —