We had the good fortune of connecting with Susan Westmoreland and we’ve shared our conversation below.

Hi Susan, let’s start by talking about what inspires you?
I am inspired by the beauty of nature, animals and people.

Can you open up a bit about your work and career? We’re big fans and we’d love for our community to learn more about your work.
Painting feeds my soul in such a magical way and I am so grateful that I have discovered this passion. I create original oil paintings and I find inspiration for my art from everyday life and nature. I wish to evoke an emotion and often share a glimpse or memory from my travels. I’m an Atlanta native and found my desire for art at a young age, as my mother and grandmother were both artist. I continue to build on my years of art study, working with many renowned artist such as Alice Williams, Gary Bodner and Jim Richards. I enjoy not only honing in on my abilities but thrive on the comradery of painting alongside other artists while also learning and being inspired by each other. My art has been accepted in national and local juried art shows and won several awards. For me, painting serves as a platform to express my love for and the beauty of God’s creations. It is my desire to translate the heart and soul of the places I have visited and people I meet on the canvas in a way that brings joy to the viewer.

Any places to eat or things to do that you can share with our readers? If they have a friend visiting town, what are some spots they could take them to?
I live in sandy springs near the chattahoochee River so I love to spend a lot of time hanging out and painting along the river. I also love the Fox theater and the beltline. And so many great restaurants Also we have so many wonderful lakes near us such as lake blue ridge and burton. I’ve been going there my entire life.

Shoutout is all about shouting out others who you feel deserve additional recognition and exposure. Who would you like to shoutout?
My husband Van has given me so much support in my art I dedicate this shout out to him Van Westmoreland

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