Artist Susan Jarecky
Western Art and Architecture Magazine's
"Illuminations" Featured artist, 2-page editorial
Biography of Susan Jarecky
Susan Jarecky, born in 1962 , is a native Southern Californian and raised in Irvine. Always with crayon or brush in hand, Susan revealed her passion for art early on. She was fortunate to have people of influence around her while growing up, who encouraged the development of her talent. Throughout her childhood, Susan was drawn to the western genre, rode horses, listened to Roy Rogers, and dreamt of being a cowgirl. Although she chose to become a professional artist, her inner voice is expressed as she weaves the western theme throughout her work.
While attending Cal State Fullerton and with a scholarship to Art Center College, Susan was accepted for apprenticeship at age 19 with Szabo International, a well-known architectural illustration firm. This launched a 30-year career as a professional illustrator in the architectural field. Today, Susan is a well respected master perspective renderer and colorist. Working in watercolor, acrylic and mixed media, Susan’s eye and design ability enables her to translate architects' ideas to presentation form. She believes sketching with confidence and trusting the eye is key to any art form. Susan’s work includes commercial and residential projects worldwide.
Having retired from commercial art, her fine art career has become Susan's focus, as she joyfully returns to her first love of oil painting. In 2011, Susan was honored to make her fine art debut as a first year exhibitor in the Festival of Arts, Laguna Beach. In Western Art and Architecture Magazine’s Dec/Jan 2012 issue, Susan is featured in the “Illuminations” section as a “one’s to watch” artist. She has been recently accepted for representation by Robert Kelly Gallery in Park City, UT. Her work is also represented locally by Mission Fine Art Gallery, San Juan Capistrano, and Artisan Gallery, [...]
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