SUSANNA DENTON
Biography


Susanna Denton was born in a culturally rich area in Los Angeles, California. Susanna majored in music and obtained a scholarship and teaching credential from Sherwood Music School in Chicago. In 1961 she became the youngest teacher ever accepted into the music teachers Association in California.

Susanna started her fine art career as a weaver of tapestries and garments, which sold in shops from Hawaii to New York. While she enjoyed weaving, she could not express her feelings about the importance of the preservation of the special beauty of nature and wildlife in fiber, so in 1980, she started to sketch in pencil, then ink, and finally reached an uncommon mix of watercolor and ink described as, "a fresh and unique style not seen in most watercolors."

She has written and illustrated her first children's story, "Rising Dawn." Six of the illustrations from the story are available in limited editions of 300. "The Alley cat", her second story, has been written, and is soon to be illustrated.

In early 2002, Sue created Crazy-Annas, which are hangings consisting of silk, velvet, beads and embroidery. Old things and old techniques are combined with contemporary flair, making these hangings blend well with most decor.

Also in 2002, Sue changed directions and began to explore the art of jewelry making. Already her collection of Fine Art silver creations number over one hundred and fifty pieces, and her creative enthusiasm for this medium is a constant source of inspiration.

Over the years, twenty or more galleries have shown her creations. Her work hangs in many private collections in North America and Europe. She receives letters from around the world lauding her diverse works of art. The most recent shops and galleries to carry her pieces are 'Feats of Clay" and "Baker Galleries" in Idylwild, CA and "Joys Brass and Silver Wares" in Hong Kong.


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