As a self taught, self representing professional artist, painting is my full time job but I also acknowledge the fact that I am incredibly lucky it is also something I have loved since the as far back as I can remember. Located in the Pocono Mountains of the Keystone State of PA, I am surrounded by the clean air, natural beauty and roaming wildlife around my home, all of which are perks that come with living here and over time have proven to provide me with unlimited inspiration and imagination. All of my abstract textured paintings are created with a palette knife using oils, acrylics and sometimes whatever else is next to me that a painting calls for. Abstract art in general can come in different styles and where the artist focuses on either the color and/or design, my focus first and foremost is on the sculpted design, heavy texture and then the colors, which is why a palette knife is always my first and most important tool and a paint brush if ever used, is always secondary. I identify my art on the modern and contemporary side of abstract expressionism
Susanna Shaposhnikova joined Fine Art America on July 6th, 2009.