A painting is like fiction. It tells its tale by use of shapes, colors, imagery and design. The viewer experiences its story in an instant. And, as in fiction, brings their own personal feelings to it. —Susan Alcott Jardine
About Susan Jardine
Native Angeleno Susan Alcott Jardine has exhibited her artwork in numerous solo and group shows throughout Southern California, and her paintings hang in private collections in the USA; San Salvador, C.A., Nairobi, Kenya, East Africa, Abu Dhabi, U.A.E.; including the permanent collection of Providence Saint Joseph Medical Center in Burbank, CA. Her paintings have also appeared in Harris Publications = Cottage Style and Small Room Decorating magazines.
During her college days as a Theater Arts student, Jardine learned scene painting and began painting portraits of aspiring actor friends. And in her senior year, as a teaching assistant at CSULA Theater Dept., she designed and constructed costumes for many theater productions.
Following college, Susan created costumes for several Los Angeles based Studio Theater Playhouse productions. While working in the entertainment industry, she continued painting along with participating in The Writers Guild of America, West’s Open Door Writing Program, where she and her writing partner Marc Havoc received the WGA Foundation Award for their screenplay, LULLABYELAND. And today, she is an award-winning writer, whose fiction and poetry have been published in an array of periodicals. She is also the author of the 2010 EVVY Book Award Nominee for her short story collection, THE CHANNEL: STORIES FROM L.A., published in partnership with Outskirts Press, Inc. With a writing background, Jardine loves the narrative aspect of painting and enjoys adding elements of whimsy and magical realism to her work.
Many of Susan’s enchanting paintings, which reflect a love of nature, home and garden, have been inspired by the beloved cats who share her home. She lives in the Los Angeles area with her husband, Neal; their many rescued cats, and a contingent of interloping critters