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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. :)

 

Merry Christmas by Susan Kinney

 

Believe in Christmas by Susan Kinney

 

Joy by Susan Kinney

Joy

 

Simple Life by Susan Kinney

 

Deadfall and Flower by Susan Kinney

 

Tree Amigos 2 by Susan Kinney

 

Tall Flowers 3 by Susan Kinney

 

Tall Flowers 2 by Susan Kinney

 

Tall Flowers One by Susan Kinney

 

Rushing Waters 2 by Susan Kinney

 

Rushing Waters by Susan Kinney

 

Rock Slide by Susan Kinney

 

Ray of Hope by Susan Kinney

 

Purple Survivors by Susan Kinney

 

Layered Rock by Susan Kinney

 

Floral Patch by Susan Kinney

 

Floral Drama by Susan Kinney

 

Floral Canvas by Susan Kinney

 

Colorful Dead by Susan Kinney

 

Black and White Dead by Susan Kinney

 

Barbwire Decore by Susan Kinney

 

Montana As I See It by Susan Kinney

 

Tan Design 1 by Susan Kinney

 

Parents by Susan Kinney

 

Texture Design 5 by Susan Kinney

 

Texture Design 2 by Susan Kinney

 

Texture Design 3 by Susan Kinney

 

Texture Designs 4 by Susan Kinney

 

Lazy Little Creek by Susan Kinney

 

Dead Fall and Wild Flowers by Susan Kinney

 

Pink and Blue Wild Flowers by Susan Kinney

 

White and Yellow Wild Flowers by Susan Kinney

 

Standing Tall by Susan Kinney

 

Rocks 2 by Susan Kinney

 

Rocks 3 by Susan Kinney

 

Towering Forest by Susan Kinney

 

Dragon Mom and Her Babies by Susan Kinney

 

Monster Tree by Susan Kinney

 

Needles 1 by Susan Kinney

 

Needles 2 by Susan Kinney

 

Pink Wild Flowers by Susan Kinney

 

Dirt Roads 2 by Susan Kinney

 

Firewood 2 by Susan Kinney

 

Wild Flower Landscape 2 by Susan Kinney

 

Montana Forest by Susan Kinney

 

The Tree Amigos by Susan Kinney

 

Artsy Branches by Susan Kinney

 

Wild Flower Landscapes 1 by Susan Kinney