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Susan Harrison-Tustain

Colour In Your Life Susan Harrison-Tustain

Featured artist Susan Harrison-Tustain appeared on Colour In Your Life Season Ten (10).

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Internationally acclaimed New Zealand watercolor and oil artist Susan Harrison-Tustain’s highly sought-after work will take you on an artistic journey.

Her passion for painting, natural beauty, and light allows the viewers of her work to feel part of the world she has captured. A world so life-like you can ‘smell’ the perfume of the roses, see the light as it glistens through a dew-drop, or feel the nostalgic atmosphere she has created in her still lifes studies of much loved, time-worn object d’art.

Susan decided after an extensive trip to Europe and its national galleries to take her work to a professional level. Her exhibitions are much-awaited events and highly successful. Queues for the exhibitions start to form several hours before opening time and continue throughout the duration of the show. Susan’s work has been on several prestigious magazine covers and within the pages of many publications. The demand for Susan’s work far outweighs her output. With this in mind, she has released archival quality, signed and numbered Limited Edition Lithographs of her work, and museum-quality Iris Giclees of her latest paintings.

You’ll find Susan’s work represented in collections in the U.S.A., Britain, France, Italy, Turkey, Australia, and New Zealand. She tutors workshops in New Zealand and the USA which are in great demand and are attended by artists from all over the world. Passionate about a variety of subjects, Susan particularly loves to paint child studies, figurative studies, nude, still life, bird, and floral studies. Painting intuitively, she has a natural affinity for watercolor and an innate ability to captivate the viewers of her work.

Her paintings capture the very ‘essence’ of her subject and the viewers find themselves lost in the world she has created. Susan lives in the beautiful, clean, green New Zealand countryside overlooking the picturesque coastal, port towns of Tauranga and Mount Maunganui. She likes to think of art as ‘timeless’ and trusts that, through her paintings, you will also feel the ‘passion’ and revelation she felt when the inspiration for each of her paintings was born.

You can contact Susan Harrison-Tustain via her website:
Susan’s Facebook.

Episode: S10E13

Original Air Date: 8th August 2015

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  1. Anne Parker on August 7, 2015 at 4:49 am

    Amazing artist. Very useful tips.

  2. Barbsgarden on August 12, 2015 at 7:32 am

    Very amazing art

  3. Leanne Vassallo on August 24, 2015 at 4:20 pm

    Love Susan’s work and have several of her DVD’s. She is one of the best teachers I have come across. Susan’s method is easy to follow through her careful explanations and attention to detail . Well worth the investment. So wonderful to see her featured in colour in your life.

    • Susan Harrison-Tustain on April 11, 2016 at 7:12 pm

      Thank you all for your kind words about my art and teaching. Thank you especially to Leanne – I am so pleased you are enjoying my DVDs and methods, techniques, hints and tips. When I teach I focus on teaching the logic behind everything I do. This brings an understanding that is so easy to extend on – you need never be stuck on a plateau if you understand that logic behind the painting methods and techniques as well as color and the other 5 essential elements for a successful painting. Happy painting everyone! Susan Harrison-Tustain

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