Featured Artist: Susan D'Armond

Susan De’Armond’s favorite way to paint is "en plein air". Many of her paintings are painted on location in Southern California.  She is inspired by the mountain vistas, rocky deserts, historic sites, and misty ocean scenes.  Such are the many moods of California.

A striking scene always provokes Susan to ask herself "How would I paint that?"  While pursuing her Bachelor of Fine Arts in Interior Design, art history introduced her to the Impressionist Painters.  The spontaneity of their work sparked her imagination while waiting for the day she could take up her own art.


Following her interior design career and raising a family Susan turned to her art.  In 2007 she encountered the Plein Air Artists of Riverside (PAAR).  Their shared passion for capturing the Riverside and Southern California ambiance was enough to get her "hooked on plein air!"



Susan has sought out instruction from Frank Eber, Fealing Lin, Mel Stabin, Tom Fong and as of late, Thomas Schaller.  She continues to explore various techniques as she hones her own style. 

You can browse Susan's website and contact the artist directly at: susandearmond.com