About the Artist Susan Proctor is originally from Springfield, Massachusetts and graduated from the University of Massachusetts in Amherst. She has been a working artist in the Atlanta area since 1995. Susan has a very extensive and diverse body of work consisting mainly of acrylics and mixed media paintings which incorporate vibrant color and texture. Susan is a member of Atlanta Artists Center, and Dunwoody Fine Arts Association, where she served two years as president. She is a past member of Roswell Fine Arts Alliance, where she served as vice president of programming in 2004-5. She has given presentations at the Atlanta Artists Center, Dunwoody Fine Art Association, Kudzu Art Association, a magnet art school in Dekalb County and was selected as a visual artist for Wilson Creek Elementary Artist’s Day. Susan has had one woman shows at Pinckneyville Art Center, Roswell Cultural Arts Center, High Country Art in Blue Ridge, Georgia and the Blue Ridge Arts Association. She has also had successful solo shows at her studio. Susan has been accepted to and participated in several juried art exhibits and has won several awards for her work from art associations including Quinlan Visual Art Center and Atlanta Artist’s Center and the “Best of the Best” juried show sponsored by Dunwoody Fine Art. Her artwork has recently been selected to be the publicity art for a Hadassah Gala event. Susan is currently represented by Frameworks Gallery in Marietta, IDEA in Chamblee and Newbill Gallery in Seaside, Florida. Artist Statement Taste, touch, smell sight and sound create an awareness of surroundings and sensibilities. Layers of acrylic paint and collage create heightened depth and interest. Abstract shapes and forms allow the eye to move through the canvas whether the subject be objective or non-objective. The creative experience, for me, is both conscious and subliminal. It is a spiritual place within that produces a work that has the ability to evoke response from the viewer.