Multi-faceted artist Susan
Beere has been making handmade ceramic tile murals and smaller free-hanging works for over three decades. Branching out in recent years, her body of work now includes paintings and watercolors. She studied art at Palomar College in San Marcos, California. Later she took advanced graduate c
Multi-faceted artist Susan
Beere has been making handmade ceramic tile murals and smaller free-hanging works for over three decades. Branching out in recent years, her body of work now includes paintings and watercolors.
She studied art at Palomar College in San Marcos, California. Later she took advanced graduate courses in technical ceramics with Dr. John Conrad, author of nine books on the subject, at Mesa College in San Diego. In addition, she has studied privately with several established painting and drawing teachers.
Over her career, she has developed a unique and distinctive style, extending from abstract to representational. Although she is particularly interested in the colors and shapes of the natural inhabitants of our world, particularly birds, flowers and certain insects (especially dragonflies and butterflies), she deals with a very wide variety of subject matter, including landscapes, street scenes and interesting architectural building details. In this, there is a crossover between her ceramic subjects and her paintings and watercolors.
Her ceramic work received international recognition in ”Handmade Tiles,” a book by Frank Giorgini. Now in its eighth printing, many consider it to be the instructional standard for tile making in ceramic studios, schools and universities around the country. Published in the U.S. by Lark Books and in the U.K. by David & Charles, five of Susan’s works are featured in the book - her “Egrets’ View” mural is on the cover.
Relocating from the West Coast to New Hampshire in 2005, she was accepted that year as a state juried member of the League of New Hampshire Craftsmen. Susan has had over 30 one-woman and group showings of her art in California, Colorado, Texas, Arizona, New Hampshire and Vermont. In addition, she has been featured in many interviews in the press and on radio and television, both on the West Coast and in New Hampshire.
Throughout her career, she has completed hundreds of commissions ranging from small accents to large wall murals. The large ceramic projects are her mainstay, including a wide range of work in kitchens, bathes, and living areas for residences, and lobby and waiting room treatments for offices. Her works are in private collections throughout the U.S.; as well as law, medical, business offices and public institutions, including libraries and historical societies.