Artist Statement
Other than a strong belief in the importance of truth and beauty, I have little insight into what compels me to paint. An artist whose work I hold in high esteem once told me that truth and beauty are dead. I strongly disagree. Certainly life is full of the bad, sad and downright unfair, but by dwelling on such things we risk becoming incapable of achieving positive change. As artists, I believe that if we have any mission at all, it is to lift the spirit of the viewer. Even if our effect on the viewer is negligible, an emphasis on the existence of truth and beauty in all aspects of life should be among our highest aspirations. I have heard it said that there are three types of artists: the reporter, the commentator, and the author. I have always striven to be the author.

English Scenes
England is still home for me. Often times when I am unsure of what to paint, images of England spring from my brush unbidden. I return to England each year where I spend time sketching the aspects of the English country life that I capture in my paintings. A very happy childhood in the Northumbrian countryside has blessed me with a lifetime of subject matter and inspiration.

Floral Scenes, Butterflies and Hummingbirds
I love to watch the incredible beauty of the natural world up close. I come from a family that covets the intricacies of country gardens with their abundance of flora and fauna. I enjoy portraying the dynamics of the intimate world in my focus on insects, flowers and birds.

American Southwest
I, like many before me, have discovered some of the many scenic wonders of the Southwest. I cherish the color and light of the southwest's expansive landscape. Most of all, I find the indigenous people of this region to be a delight for both the eye and the spirit.

Susan E Routledge
About Susan E. Routledge
Susan E. Routledge Susan was born in Northumberland, England, close to the Scottish Border counties and the Lake District.

After studying at Newcastle College of Art Susan worked as a watercolor artist for Halcyon Days of London. Halcyon Days, having a royal appointment to her Majesty the Queen as suppliers of Objets d'Art, offered ample opportunity for Susan to broaden her talent.

In 1981, Susan relocated to California and studied with several prominent artists, such as the late Jade Fon, Tom Nicholas, Gerald Brommer, Betty Lynch, Frank Webb, Irving Shapiro, Leo Smith and Carrie Burns-Brown.

Susan's artwork is now being licensed for national release.

You can see more of Susan's work on her website: 'Serendipity Artworks',
Affiliates, Art Shows and Organizations associated with Susan's work:
Signature member of California Watercolor Association • Springfield Museum of Fine Arts Exhibition in Massachusetts • San Diego Watercolor Society International Exhibition • Nature Company Bay Area Show • Sausalito Art Festival • Numerous private and corporate collections