Perceived from Abstraction - The Emanation Series
This year, Susan Hartenhoff's 'Emanations IV' graces the cover of the Arizona Fine Art EXPO brochure.
Susan's latest series, "Emanations" is a culmination of over 40 years of exploration with art. Combining her love of horses with the influence of nature's palette and the importance of the line and composition, the Emanation Series pulls the horse out of the abstract to create mesmerizing paintings.
When asked about creative influences, Susan cites printmaker Gerald Kruse. “He taught me the beauty of line and the importance of composition. But the most important thing he taught me was to create what I know and what I believe.”
Born in Sioux Falls, South Dakota, Susan spent her childhood pondering the vast landscape that surrounded her and developed her love of art, matched only by her passion for horses, which was encouraged by her aunt, who helped her purchase her first horse and taught her horsemanship.
Hartenhoff has participated in several solo exhibitions and won numerous awards. Her work can be found in private, civic, and corporate collections including the South Dakota Memorial Art Center, the Nobles County Art Center in Worthington, Minnesota, and in Donald Trump’s Taj Mahal in Atlantic City, New Jersey.