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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. :)

 

River Wreck ver1 by Susan Kinney

 

What Lies Along The River Banks by Susan Kinney

 

An Ohhh Fall Color by Susan Kinney

 

VC Backyard by Susan Kinney

 

VC Window Reflection by Susan Kinney

 

Montana Sunset by Susan Kinney

 

Sunsets and Birds by Susan Kinney

 

Birds On Wires by Susan Kinney

 

Virginia City Ghost Town Door I by Susan Kinney

 

Virginia City Ghost Town Door II by Susan Kinney

 

Virginia City Brewery Area by Susan Kinney

 

One WeirdAss Design by Susan Kinney

 

Masked World by Susan Kinney

 

Intangible Bunny by Susan Kinney

 

Alone by Susan Kinney

 

Color Wheel by Susan Kinney

 

Fathers Day Deer Dad by Susan Kinney

 

Fathers Day Classic Dad by Susan Kinney

 

Glacier Scenery by Susan Kinney

 

Glacier Peak by Susan Kinney

 

Glacier Park BowlRock by Susan Kinney

 

Fire and Fall by Susan Kinney

 

Dog Painting by Susan Kinney

 

Pink Flowers by Susan Kinney

 

Valentine Bee Mine by Susan Kinney

 

Montana Horse Design by Susan Kinney

 

Thinking of You by Susan Kinney

 

Old Fashion Thank You Card by Susan Kinney

 

Montana Mudhole by Susan Kinney

 

Moms Day Humor Card by Susan Kinney

 

Mothers Day in blue by Susan Kinney

 

Mothers Day Wish by Susan Kinney

 

Montana Howdy by Susan Kinney

 

Mothers Day Pink Petunias by Susan Kinney

 

To My Valentine by Susan Kinney

 

1954 Buick by Susan Kinney

 

Glacier Reflection by Susan Kinney

 

Deerborn Fall by Susan Kinney

 

A Splash of Fall by Susan Kinney

 

Ezekiels Christmas by Susan Kinney

 

We Wish You a Merry Christmas by Susan Kinney

 

Life On The Farm by Susan Kinney

 

Looking Into The Past by Susan Kinney

 

Outhouse 5 by Susan Kinney

 

Outhouse 4 by Susan Kinney

 

Outhouse 3 by Susan Kinney

 

Epic Tale by Susan Kinney

 

Bleeding Hearts by Susan Kinney