‘Painting abstract is my journey of self-exploration into a world where freedom of expression has no boundaries. My guide is the pursuit of peace, happiness, curiosity, discovery and surprise which I aim to find in both raw chaos and aesthetic balance. Color is a limitless land where anything is possible and where beauty is in the eye of the beholder. The hours in front of my canvases are pure immersion when time ceases to exist and my mind and emotions are fully engaged. It is a kind of freedom I have not allowed myself in previous endeavors. The process challenges me to keep pushing until my eyes are saturated and my soul is at peace. It is my hope that my art inspires that same sense of peace within you.
My inspiration comes from my travels and the places I have lived: light green forests, wild flower fields and meadows during the Danish summers, turquoise waters and rock formations on the Mediterranean islands, Northern Greenland, Southern California, as well as lush tropical Florida. I have always gravitated towards warm climates with bright colorful flora. I enjoy painting in quiet solitude and allow myself to move through moods and emotions, constantly challenging the existence of the painting and then pushing deeper. I see beauty everywhere and love color! Painting is my natural sanctuary where emotions and creativity can passionately dance!
My first experience creating two dimensional art for display was an assignment in 2nd grade in Denmark when I drew and colored a composition of four light green apples which hung on the wall of our classroom among my classmates’ works. I remember feeling proud and satisfied with my work. During that time I also knitted clothes for my dolls and later, I created bracelets of woven beads for my class mates in the Swedish School in Spain. I have enjoyed baking and cooking since I was in my teens and these days that means plant-based including nut cheeses and dairy free chocolates. Creating is my happy place!'
Susanna B Long’s artistic expression is intuitive, imaginative, and stirring. Her passion for painting guides her, layer upon layer, through marks and strokes in vivid, rich colors. Her sense of color, light and depth are evident in her compositions. Her fascination with the beauty of nature and her focus on the lighter side of human emotions are expressed in paintings which are joyful and capture the viewer’s attention generating positive reflections and instilling inner peace and tranquility.
Susanna grew up in Denmark and Spain, graduated from Copenhagen Business School in 1985, had a career at NASA/JPL as a program analyst in Southern California before painting full time. She is married and lives and works in Sarasota, Florida.
125 W Jefferson Street
Madison GA 30650
Exhibitions & Showcases
Artist Showcase Late Fall 2020
December 18, 2020
Autumn Juried Show 2020
Rowayton Arts Center (RAC)
October 18 - November 14, 2020
What is Abstract Art Today?
Online Juried Art Competition & Gallery Exhibit
September 22 - November 30, 2020
12th Annual Juried Online Exhibition
Manayunk-Roxborough Art Center's (MRAC)
September 13 - October 11, 2020
Art Center Sarasota
September 3 - October 2, 2020
Art & Vision
Art Center Sarasota
May 28 - June 30, 2020
Painting For Joy
April 23 - May 16, 2020
Art at Home - Finalist
Art Ovation Hotel
April 13 - June 7, 2020