About the Book
2013 UPDATED RELEASE! Welcome to my "Miniscapes"illuminated book. These are images for cards created over a span of 20 years for family and friends. Conceived as a one-time project in 1993, I created an original piece of artwork for the front of a honey jar to celebrate the New Year. I had no idea that I was starting a mini tradition of sorts. In most cases the images portray my daughter, myself and cats. The original illustrations are about 10" x 17". They are essentially mixed media: markers, oil pastel and pencils and currently combine digital imagery always in different combinations. Each "Miniscape" is then reduced and individually hand-painted with gold and silver pens. Each one is unique and personal. The sheet is then cut with pinking scissors to give the edges a zigzag finish. After, the "Miniscape" is glued onto Strathmore paper with a coloured decal edge. Each artwork is autobiographical and includes glimpses of my personal alphabet and symbolic imagery that inhabit my larger paintings. I also sell a limited edition of signed giclées to the pubic.
Susan Shulman studied at the Musée des Beaux Arts de Montreal, the Saidye Bronfman Center For The Arts, & received a BFA with distinction from Concordia University. As painter & visual artist, Susan has been prolific in creating bodies of work in both traditional & non-traditional art forms. over the last several years she has gone on to explore connecting her individual creative processes through social media platforms. Her art has been at the forefront of many unique art projects, notably the world wide art movement “A Book About Death”, in the co-creation of the virtual studio space “Seeking Kali” and the exquisite corps blog “Metaclimb”. To date, Susan has had 11 solo exhibitions & her art has been displayed in over 30 galleries locally and abroad. Her recent works have been exposed in, Australia, Brazil, Belgium, Croatia, India, Italy, Serbia, the United Kingdom & the USA. “The greatest accomplishment of being an artist is to create, explore, challenge and share one’s creativity"