Metal Prints by Susan von Borstel
About the Artist: Susan von Borstel is an award winning internationally collected painter of animals and people. Crazy about horses and wild about art she started painting and drawing horses at a young age and went on to receive a BS degree from the University of Colorado in Zoology and Art.
She states, “I’ve always loved to paint. Hours go by quickly when I’m lost in a project and I often wish there was more time. Art is an all-consuming interest for me and I look for ways to creatively express my love of natural beauty. I want the stone to provide part of the viewer’s experience. I add paint and the viewer contributes to the final experience When successful there is a treasured “Ah Ha moment.”
Susan’s Metal Prints have a satin finish and the Standard and Large sizes are available with or without mat and frame, while the Mini and Jumbo are available as Contemporary Mount only (no mat or frame).
About the Art: Susan worked with several chemists to develop an archival process for painting on stone, whether very hard like granite and marble or softer like onyx, travertine or slate. Since the patterns in stone often suggest animals in unusual positions she uses her “artistic license” to distort or simplify them so they aren’t photographic, but work with the stone’s unique texture and pattern.