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Susan Kinney

Susan Kinney

Great Falls, MT

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Hi, I'm Susan and I guess this all started with my first box of 8 big fat Crayola Crayons, then later advanced to 64 with a sharpener! Scribble pictures! oh yeah! Remember those? At age 5 those were my idea of Masterpieces, ready for hanging. Although, I didn't considered myself an artist, drawing was something I've done all my life. Art was always my favorite class in school..and recess..and study-hall of course :) I remember my teachers writing notes on my homework..."NO Doodling" ..hey! why can they doodle on my paper if I can't?

Next stage...Marriage. Well, no time for drawing now. But then along came two kids..Cool!..crayons again. :) I used to sit the kids down and draw them pictures to entertain them. They both picked up on drawing and our frig wasn't seen for years. :) Now they are grown-up but they both still draw. And yes, I still put their artwork on the frig. :)

I drew off and on when I got the time but then I gave up drawing some odd years ago when it started making my hands hurt too much. I have a Hereditary Neuromuscular Disease known as Charcot-Marie-Tooth Disease (CMT) or the newer term these days is called "Hereditary Motor-Sensory Neuropathy" (HMSN). One of the last pencil drawings I ever did, was donated to the MDA Art Museum.

One day several years ago, my daughter tells me, "Mom? You need a computer" .."yeah right!".."Seriously, you do." she says. "You can keep your bills and banking info on it and chat with people online..etc..etc.".."Yeah, Yeah, Yeah whatever, I don't need a computer Dear" ..........obviously, she won that argument because not only do I have a computer..I love it!

"Paint"..that freebie program that comes with all computers, was like my first box of 8 big fat crayons. Wow! what a discovery! I could draw again, and make artwork! I fell in love with graphics and working with photos, and have been taking classes for the past few years for graphic art, logo designing, designing principles, digital painting, photography, HTML, web designing....just to name a few.

I will never stop learning to use new graphic programs, unless of course they stop making them. I am currently using Paint Shop Pro versions 14, Painter 12, CorelDraw x4 and I use a Wacom table/pen.

Graphics and Artwork means many things to me. It's a passion, an obsession, a stress reliever, sparks my imagination, fills losses, builds joys, gives me a sense of accomplishment.

Well, that's sort of how I got here and who I am... A one-women-show-jack-of-all-trades-kinda-gal.. You could say it was my destiny. :)

 

Season's Greetings by Susan Kinney

 

The Whole Ram Family by Susan Kinney

 

Magical Christmas by Susan Kinney

 

Moon Over Montana by Susan Kinney

 

Montana Sky 4 by Susan Kinney

 

Montana Sky 3 by Susan Kinney

 

Montana Sky 2 by Susan Kinney

 

Exar by Susan Kinney

 

Granddaughter Portrait by Susan Kinney

 

Design by Susan Kinney

 

Iron Iris by Susan Kinney

 

Lazy Daisy by Susan Kinney

 

Metal Roses by Susan Kinney

 

Cloudy Highway by Susan Kinney

 

Roadside by Susan Kinney

 

Red Roses by Susan Kinney

 

Fall Road by Susan Kinney

 

client work 2 by Susan Kinney

 

Client work by Susan Kinney

 

Winter Design 2 by Susan Kinney

 

TreeArt by Susan Kinney

 

Montana Trippin by Susan Kinney

 

Marysville Truck by Susan Kinney

 

Montana Sky 1 by Susan Kinney

 

Montana View by Susan Kinney

 

The Old Neighborhood by Susan Kinney

 

Old Marysville 1 by Susan Kinney

 

Free Parking by Susan Kinney

 

Gina's Snowmen 1 by Susan Kinney

 

Gina's Snowmen 2 by Susan Kinney

 

Gina's Snowmen 3 by Susan Kinney

 

Gina's Snowmen 4 by Susan Kinney

 

Textured Leaves 02 by Susan Kinney

 

Textured Leaves by Susan Kinney

 

Fall Leaves by Susan Kinney

 

Idaho Countryside by Susan Kinney

 

Stone Barn by Susan Kinney

 

Fall Colors 1 by Susan Kinney

 

Fall Colors 2 by Susan Kinney

 

Fall Colors 3 by Susan Kinney

 

Fall Colors 4 by Susan Kinney

 

Moose Whooper by Susan Kinney

 

No More CMT by Susan Kinney

 

Montana Fast Food by Susan Kinney

 

Montana Horses by Susan Kinney

 

Don't Tell Mom by Susan Kinney

 

CMT SUX by Susan Kinney

 

Hope Faith Cure for CMT by Susan Kinney