About & CV

Susan NollI started drawing before I was of school age, as many do, and found that I am happiest when creating art of any kind. My professional training in Graphic Design has provided me with a strong foundation in composition and color, which spills over into my love of painting.

I love humor and whimsy and frequently put this into my art. Sometimes humor accidentally finds its way in while I’m busy cleaning my brushes. I present characters who I find lovable, for better or for worse. I may start with one story about what the scene entails, but as I paint, the characters sometimes change direction.

EXHIBITS
2017           Wisdom/Art/Power; Artiszen Cultural Arts Center, Vallejo CA
2016           Tim Rose Gallery, Mare Island, Vallejo CA
2015           Day of The Dead, Artiszen Cultural Center for the Arts, Vallejo CA
2014           Vallejo Naval and Historical Museum, Vallejo CA
2013           Vallejo Naval and Historical Museum, Vallejo CA
2012           Vallejo Naval and Historical Museum, Vallejo CA
2010           Art Explosion, Fairfield CA
2009           Art Explosion, Fairfield CA
2008           Art Explosion, Fairfield CA
2008           Vallejo City Hall, Vallejo CA
2008           Georgia Street Grill, Vallejo CA
2008           Off The Mark Studio, Vallejo CA
2005-2007   Annual Napa Valley Harvest Festival

AWARDS
Napa Town and Country Fair 2009 – 3rd Place – “The Jazz Band”
Napa Town and Country Fair 2009 – 4th Place – “Still Good Friends”