Powerful mountain vistas, fiery-brilliant sunsets, magical transformation as the late afternoon sunlight splashes and bathes the landscape with glowing color - these are the elements which inspire Susanne Nyberg's artistic creations.
She and her husband are fortunate to live in the small, but aptly named community of Carefree, Arizona. Carefree is nestled in the foothills of the Sonoran Desert, revered by many as the most beautiful and lush desert in the world. It is this strikingly beautiful environment which provides her with the dramatic and vividly-hued scenes which her work embraces with such artistry.
Susanne is a "Plein Air" painter, derived from the French term "open air." This style of painting requires the artist to work with extreme rapidity to capture the light and mood of the scene before it changes and vanishes forever. She accomplishes this using oils and palette knives. The knives allow her to fill in a canvas quickly while on location with composition, color, and light "notes." At this point, with the pressures of changing light and color conditions eliminated, the works are finished in her studio.
Susanne was raised in Massachusetts and studied at the Art Institute of Boston, the Museum of Fine Arts School and the Corcoran Museum School in Washington, D.C. However, Susanne's greatest influence came from her longtime friend and mentor, renowned wildlife and landscape artist, Bill Freeman.