representational painter of western scenes, Susan Terpning's
paintings include wildlife, Native American people and landscape.
Raised in Connecticut in a home filled with art, Susan began
drawing and painting at an early age. Childhood interests in
nature, horses and American Indians have provided lifelong sources
Upon completing her undergraduate work in anthropology,
Susan turned to painting. Fortunate to have the well-known artist
Howard Terpning as her father, Susan has been able to benefit
from his expertise over the years. She has become established
and recognized in the field of western art.
A resident of the southwest for the past 30
years, Susan believes the brilliant light and wide open spaces
of New Mexico and Arizona have provided ideal painting inspiration.
From bird watching trips to Africa to making replica Native
American beaded costumes to briefly owning two wild mustangs,
the same interests have appeared and re-surfaced throughout
her life and somehow find their way into her paintings.
"Pony Dreams" Oil by Susan
Terpning, 12"x9" $1,500
Oil by Susan Terpning, 30"x40" SOLD
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