20 x 16 in.
Oil on canvas
Available through the artist: 304.822.5050

This view is of a portico tucked away in a secluded spot in the San Juan Capistrano Mission. It is far from the busiest part of the compound, a quiet refuge from tourists and souvenir shops. The shade is a welcome shield from the heat, and the peace is calming and soothing.

A native of Washington, DC, Susan G. DeVan graduated from Georgetown University, School of Foreign Service. Throughout her career Susan always made time to paint before turning to it and writing full time. From a home and property, in what she describes as “wild and wonderful West Virginia,” Susan finds endless inspiration in the landscape and wildlife surrounding her.

A “Fellow” Member of American Artists Professional League at Salmagundi Club in NYC, Susan has had work exhibited in juried shows from Rhode Island to Maryland, from Pennsylvania to California, from Idaho to Arizona. She is also a juried member of Oil Painters of America and a member of many art associations and clubs. The John Collins Memorial Award for Oil Painting and Best Oil Painting is one of many accomplishments for Best in Show and Best Work on Canvas awards and honorable mentions. Susan is also delighted three of her grandchildren have displayed artistic talent and mentors each as they follow their own paths to excellence.

Susan’s writing provides a glimpse into her engaging, lively personality. The book, “The Granny Chronicles,” is a humorous account of a feisty woman who lives in Rock Bottom, the town with no place to go but up. Her adventures and shenanigans are recorded by friends and family members whose lives are forever altered by their association with Emma Frick. Susan suggests one curl up with a cup of herbal tea and have some laughs with Granny and the denizens of Cornrow County. The book is available through Amazon and Kindle.

Susan is represented by Xanadu Gallery.

Her professional membership affiliations include OPA, MFA, WAOW, SWA, AAPL Fellow

See more of her landscape, wildlife and still life paintings on her website.

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