“My paintings are landscape paintings infused with hidden figures that
express movement in life and nature.”

Meet the Artist

Susan E Wheeler – SEW

ABOUT SUSAN

As a younger women I was a dancer. I was a serious student of ballet and modern
dance in particular. I have enjoyed yoga, pilates, and taught jazz, and tap for several years to children.
Movement of most any kind catches my eye, like Tai Chi. Before Covid I really was enjoying Tai Chi. I look
forward to that activity again one day.

When I met Mike, we got involved in dancing the Argentine tango. We lived in a
place where we could go to milangas (tango dances) and became a part of the Argentine tango crowd in
Seattle.

Now I dance through my paintings. My love of landscapes, nature, and the
movement I see within all of nature, is what I enjoy painting most. My paintings are landscapes infused
with hidden figures that express movement in life and nature.

My background as a dancer/choreographer, has given me an understanding of what it feels like when I dance.
Those feelings are similar to what I feel when I am in nature, in the presence of animals, or simply in
alignment with my inner being. There is a joyous feeling of gratitude and that feeling seeps into my
paintings as I paint.

I grew up in Eastern Washington, in the town of Kennewick, part of the Tri-Cities. Eastern Washington is a
very arid area. It is lovely really, but I didn’t fully appreciate how beautiful it was until I left. When I
moved to Western Washington I came to understand what it was to live in the Pacific Northwest; green, moist,
bursting with growing things. The outdoor calls you here.

Washington State is surely one of the most glorious states in the nation with its majestic mountain ranges.
Stunning views are all around you here. The glorious waterways of the Salish Sea, wind all through this
region, and the majestic mountains, that you never get tired of seeing, highlight your vistas while driving
about the countryside, or on the Interstate.

Living in Western Washington all these years I’ve come to adopt the ways of those that have lived here
before me. Dressing in layers, wearing sandals and heavy socks, is not out of the norm. Keeping longer hair
and going without make-up is natural, but I can enjoy getting all dolled up from time to time. My natural
state is to live close to the earth. That, in and of itself, is a spiritual experience for me.

My paintings reflect my love for the mountains around this area: Mt. Rainier, Mt. St.Helens, Mt. Adams,
Glacier Peak, Mt. Baker, the Olympic Mountains, and the Cascade Mountain Range. The sights and inspirations
for my paintings are limitless here, in the Pacific Northwest.

My paintings reflect my love for the mountains around this area: Mt. Rainier, Mt. St.Helens, Mt. Adams,
Glacier Peak, Mt. Baker, the Olympic Mountains, and the Cascade Mountain Range. The sights and inspirations
for my paintings are limitless here, in the Pacific Northwest.

My husband Mike, and I like to travel from time to time. Places we have visited along the way get captured
in my paintings as well. Arizona and Utah, near Moab, were very inspirational for me when we traveled there.
I would enjoy going back to that area again and again. I love the red rock formations and the water that
flows through them.

Recently I learned to appreciate the gifts that the Bach’s Flower Essences can bring. The five flowers that
I am currently painting is in honor of the five flowers in the Rescue Remedy. The Flower Remedies are a
beautiful, natural way to redirect moods, emotions, and your overall well-bing.  I specially selected the
five flower essences in the Rescue Remedy to paint:

 

Clematis (HERE NOW) – Affirmation; I am inspired to manifest my ideals. I am happy to be here
now. I am involved in life.

Star of Bethlehem (HEALING) – Affirmation; I feel calm and soothed. I am freed from the trauma
of the past. My soul finds consolation and healing in the divine light.

Rock Rose (SELF-TRANSCENDENCE) Affirmation; I face the most extreme challenges with
unshakeable courage. I am immortal spirit. I am in God’s hands.

Impatiens (PATIENCE) – Affirmation; I relax. I accept the flow of life and the pace of others.
I allow the process of life to gently unfold. I am patient and understanding.

Cherry Plum (COMPOSURE) – Affirmation; I remain balanced and strong under extreme stress. I
acknowledge a higher force guiding my life.

These paintings will be available for sale in the near future.