Susan Schwake is an artist, art educator, and best-selling author. In her artwork, she is inspired most by the natural world and the changes it goes through – both inherent and external forces. She often abstracts these interactions through simplification, distortion, heightened or changed color, and viewpoint. She works with ink, acrylic, watercolor, gouache, and paper on paper, panel, and canvas. Her work has been exhibited on the East Coast of the US, Mexico, and Europe.
Susan is also an owner and art teacher at Artstream Studios in Rollinsford NH. Her students, both children and adults, have inspired her endlessly for the past 25 years. She has written six books about making art with children to date, with a seventh one being published early next year. She paints and draws most every day.