M Susan Broussard
M Susan Broussard is a California-based artist, spent most of the time in San Francisco before and has moved to Santa Monica now. Her representational practices in oil painting, drawing and printmaking are mostly inspired by live models. The passion she has with figures has been rooted since childhood when she drew hands and feet for them. She finds the beauty of human anatomy challenging yet inspiring to even discover a unique fingerprint. She also works with other mediums including etching, charcoal, acrylic, watercolor and pastel. In additional to capturing a likeness of models, she tries to retain the unique characteristics of mediums which may be obvious brushstrokes.
Broussard was exhibited in California continuously since 2009 by Brand Library and Art Center in Glendale, Montana Avenue Art Walk and Brentwood Art Center in Santa Monica. She was also once awarded by Brand 40 National Works on Paper, Brand Library, Pasadena, California and is an artist in residency at the Contemporary Irish Arts Center Los Angeles at Bergamot Station, Los Angeles. She has organized several art workshops in Los Angeles including the Brentwood Art Center Uninstructed Figurative Workshop, CIACLA Uninstructed Figurative Workshop and Getty Center: Drawing with the Masters. She has completed her MFA in painting in Academy of Art, San Francisco and also finished course at Le Cordon Bleu, Paris.