SUSAN MAKARA

 

- The Rock Lady -

Susan Makara has been an artist since she could hold a pencil.  After earning a Bachelor of Fine Arts degree in Communication Arts and Design from Virginia Commonwealth University she was Assistant Art Director at Model Secondary School for the Deaf located on Gallaudet University’s campus in Washington DC.  In Colorado Makara opened a business designing and constructing decorative stained and etched glass windows and doors in Evergreen.  In Virginia she was the Graphic Artist on the PBS Series, “Powerhouse”, created cover art for Recorded Books, and drew story boards for television commercial.

 
 
Susan Makara - Aspen Art Gallery

Collectors all over the world.

Some notable private and public collections include Barbara Bush, James Brady, Hayley Mills, the Jordanian Royal Palace, the Buenos Aries School of Art Museum, and US Embassies in Germany, Nigeria, and Nepal.  

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A very Dimensional Appearance.

Susan Makara presently works in oils, acrylic and scratchboard. She frequently uses dramatic lighting in her paintings sometimes incorporating highly textured acrylic gels or metallic leaf and oil to give them a very dimensional appearance.

Susan Makara - Aspen Art Gallery

The Stones are special...

I sometimes think my stone paintings are something like chapters in a book of life. 

I get totally inspired, paint and explore that inspiration until some other subject or medium creeps in and takes over. But the stones are different. They return again and again in new incarnations.