"I am in love with — smitten by — Nature.
I thrill when I see light dancing through a backlit leaf or flower petal, or the radiance of a butterfly wing. Color and luminosity in hundreds of vivid and subtle hues surprise me and move me in the way music moves others—they go beyond words and straight to my heart. Similarly, I love the surprises inherent in creating art, both in looking closely and carefully, and in applying paint to canvas.
I am third generation on my rural, wooded land; I have known particular trees since childhood. Living in the thick of nature daily and seeing the stars at night—I wouldn’t trade those experiences for anything. Through my paintings I hope to express the profound gratitude I feel for the power and beauty of Nature."
Bachelor of Arts, with Honors, Interdisciplinary Studies (Health, Psychology & Art), Western Oregon University, Monmouth, OR 1982
Relevant work and life experience:
2009-present North Woods LLC, Manager & Marketing Director. Providing Pacific North West Hardwoods (Reclaimed or sustainably harvested) for wood artisans and wood turners.
1998-2003, 2008-2011 Cloud Mountain Board of Directors, Castle Rock, WA, a non-sectarian Buddhist Meditation Retreat Center, 501C3
2006-2009 Evergreen Investments Corporation, President. Designed 22 new homes on the Oregon Coast. Choose color schemes, materials, style. Completed interior decorating for multiple homes.
1995-1998 Volunteer Teacher for Tibetan Nun’s Project, under the auspices of HH the Dalai Lama, Dharamsala, India. Subsequent fundraising for Tibetan Nun’s Project, USA, 501C3
1982-2008 Licensed Massage Technician, Psychophysical Therapeutic focus.
1982-1995 Therapist training, extensive graduate level courses in various modalities.
1987-1995 Meditation teacher, Cloud Mountain, Castle Rock, WA, a non-sectarian Buddhist retreat center, 501C3.
© 2015 All images copyright Susan Curington