Southerner, painter, poet, photographer, wife, mother, grandmother, barefoot beach walker, grower of orchids, lover of music and all things beautiful –and pursuer of creativity. There is no order in this list, it all overlaps and intertwines, as in life.
My art is as flowing and changing as my life. I am largely self taught, and yet recently taught in various ways by generous friends and artists I have been fortunate to know.
For over 40 years a painter of realism, I have recently added various experimental techniques to my painting, allowing me to paint faster and freer, capturing the joy of the moment in more impressionistic or abstract images
My inspiration comes from everywhere, mostly my natural and so beautiful surroundings here in Florida, but also, from my world travels, from the endless array of extraordinary people and scenes I've encountered along the way. And sometimes from dreams; the Technicolor kind that wake me up in the night to search for my sketchbook!
I consider these a gift, and wake to give thanks to the Giver.
Meanwhile, I paint on, enjoying the sheer exhilaration of creating art!
Stirling Studios and Galley, Dunedin FL, Dec. 1 through Dec. 29, 2014 Collaborative Exhibition TOGETHER AS ONE with Eduardo LaChall,
Sun Tan Art Center, St. Petersburg Beach, FL... Collaborative Exhibition TOGETHER AS ONE with Eduardo LaChall,
extended to four months, May, June, July, August 2014
Hillsborough Community College, July 2014
Art Mundo, Ft. Pierce, FL, May/June 2014
Tampa Bay Times Forum, Lightning Hockey 20th Anniversary Art Exhibit 2012-2013 'On the Ice'
Tampa Bay Times Forum, Lightning Hockey Exhibit 2013-2014 'Fathoms'
Tampa Bay Times Forum, Lightning Hockey Exhibit 2014-2015 'The Nightbird's Gift'
Manatee County Arts Alliance Gallery, Village of the Arts, Bradenton, FL
Island Cove Gallery, Indian Rocks Beach, FL
Pinellas Park Art Society, Park Station, Pinellas Park, FL
Tampa Mayor's Alliance on Persons with Disabilities, annually since 2009 for VSA of FL
Society of Acrylic Painters
Pinellas Park City Hall
Susan Kubes Art Studio: Shows, Commissions and Classes
Annual Shows/Exhibits :
ArtSpring, S. Pasadena, FL
Martinis and Matisse, fundraiser for Clearwater Free Clinic