Look closely at Susie Lubell's mixed media pieces and you might see someone's homework from the 1950s. Pieces of vintage wallpaper. Pages of a dictionary. Upholstery scraps or a doctor's note or a strip of Rajasthani fabric or old paper doilies or handmade rice paper or a musical arrangement of Aida. These elements, together with layers of vibrant acrylics, tissue paper, oil pastels and paint markers, create a rich environment for spirited animals, quirky gardens and whimsical buildings to come alive. The result is an irresistible expression of joy and wonder.
Susie is a self-taught artist and illustrator whose work has been included in galleries and private collections around the world including the Lucille Packard Children's Hospital of Palo Alto where her entire collection of watercolor animal illustrations is on permanent display. In 2015 she participated in The Women of the Book project, an international collaboration of 54 Jewish women artists which opened at the Jerusalem Biennale.
Susie also creates lively, contemporary ketubot and personalized illustrations for children. Her designs have a clean yet playful aesthetic and incorporate natural forms to maintain the look of something imperfect, hand-crafted and unique.
A native of California, Susie moved with her family to Israel in 2011. You can usually find her in her rooftop studio in Tsur Hadassah, where she lives with her husband and three children.
Original works are shipped from Israel rolled in a tube. Prints are available through Fine Art America.