Susie Tenzer

Colored Pencil

Susie Tenzer

Juried Member

There’s something deeply personal about pausing at the ordinary and seeing what’s especially beautiful or meaningful. I love finding those moments which most people take for granted. I use my camera and seek out optimum perspectives. Then, with colored pencils, I work to capture the way the light plays with the angles and surfaces, capture these snapshots in time. What’s important to me is bringing you a sense of simple beauty, allowing you to see what I do ... seeing the ordinary as extraordinary.

I went to Washington University School of Art, but I learned colored pencil technique on my own after I retired from teaching. Poking around the internet, I ran across some colored pencil work and decided to give it a try. I bought a set on eBay and I was hooked! I work everyday in my studio, whether for competitions, commissions or galleries. I'm a signature member of the Colored Pencil Society of America and a juried member of these organizations: International Guild of Realism, Missouri Artisans Association and the Greater St. Louis Artists Association.