Sun Bear-Susan Shoemaker
We know you can't "bear" to live without this piece! This fun piece is acrylic on wood and 7" in diameter. Susan's pieces typically involve several coats of under painting and multiple layers of drawing, resulting in a very textural piece.
A native of Birmingham, Alabama, Shoemaker received her BFA from the University of Montevallo in 2000, a degree that concluded in a double concentration in Printmaking and Sculpture with Painting not too far behind. However, after she graduated, she became a printmaker without a press, inspiring a return to my first love of drawing. This led to the creation of a studio called “pencilpress.”
"I find using animals as my primary focus in art can be tricky. I am always looking to find the balance between a straightforward representation and indulging a sense of humor about myself and my work. My ultimate goal is that the animals are well represented, funny when intended, and always portrayed in an interesting way."