A couple of weeks ago while Nancy Bednar was visiting we dropped by Susan Rios’ studio. Nancy wanted to pick out a picture as a present to celebrate her special (she called it scary) birthday.
I of course was only too happy to take her as I have been in love with Susan’s artwork for over 20 years and have been blessed to have become a friend in the last few years. I featured some of her paintings in these previous posts - Greeting Fall & Breakfast with Susan Rios.
Her gate is open so let’s step inside.
There is an adorable wrought iron chair just inside the gate. I’ll bet she’s used it in one of her paintings.
There is great light from the two corner windows. A work in process rests on the easel.
The lower painting Rose Arbor, Descanso Gardens is an original available on her site HERE. Gazing at it gives a feeling of serenity. Although this is a large piece, she has pieces as small as 6 x 8 inches.
The stack of ribbons are attached to items in preparation for an upcoming Holiday Boutique.
Shelves of canvases in many sizes.
More stacked in the corner. A Toast to Friendship hangs on the wall. The are two sizes to choose from.
A little vignette of romance. I have a similar Eiffel Tower that I used in my Peggy Went to Paris tablescape. Susan’s is much taller than mine.
Pencils stored in hand painted buckets and
in vintage pottery and cream & sugar bowls. Isn’t this a beautiful way to store supplies?
A pumpkin was dressed as a bat princess for the season on Susan’s desk.
The setting was beautiful
as we made our way back to the car.
Whether they depict lush gardens, floral sanctuaries, or intimate corners made for lazy afternoons with a friend, her acrylic paintings and her drawings offer a feeling of coziness, peacefulness and a surprising sense of familiarity that we instantly connect with. (From Susan’s website).
Thank you Susan for allowing us a lovely afternoon. Visit Susan’s website susanriosdesign.com to see more of her work. For the record I received nothing in exchange for this post, I just truly love Susan’s work and am thankful for how it enriches my life.
Stitch at you Soon,