Work in progress over many years including, as of 2024,  

now it’s almost a journal…and lots has changed.

With three self-published –  truly Limited Edition Artist Books, currently available.

The books are: PAINTED BIRD painted skies and pastel poems, An Artist Her Dog & Islands In The Salish Sea, &…REFLECTIONS UPON A CHORUS OF RAINBOWS impressions in picture and word.

EMAIL susan@susanslapin.com for Inquiries and Book Orders.


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Email: susan@susanslapin.com for inquiries.



The following metallic matted prints are available…..IF I can figure out how to add the collage of images I just did. O.K. Uploaded. The transposed image quality here is not good at all and I’m not doing it over. That said, the actual prints arriving soon should be really lovely! Funny – kind of. I’m on a roll. Anyway, if you resonate to my artwork, I think you will be happy with the metallic matted prints, of soft pastel paintings.

Matted 5 x 7″ ($30.) and Matted 8 x 10″ ($60.)  Plus U.S. Shipping only, at $15.

Across the Top Row: Cup 1, Mystic Lady, Cup 2, Cup 3. (Both cups continue at bottom in both originals, and as matted prints.)

Next row: Island Glow, Madrona, Twiggy -sun and water. (Twiggy – sun and water continues at top.)

EMAIL susan@susanslapin.com to place Orders. I will only have a few Prints in Stock: Step By Step. Please allow a number of rising suns and glowing moons, in various stages – for your Order to arrive once in place.

The Visual World      Art Nature Beauty Creation     Impressions & Expressions

2TreesonthepasteltrailwebDSC_1159                                                        “2 Trees On The Pastel Trail”

I’m into over a dozen years of soft pastel painting now.

Inquire for more recent work, and do see some on my other Website: www.susanslapincontemporaryabstracts.com.

Waterfront Gallery on Orcas Island represents my Paintings.

Printmaking     Painting     Acrylic    Mixed Media   Pastels    Photography

STUDIO P1050810 Art Lessons~Workshops:  Freeing up Creativity, Elements of Art, Sketching~Color & Value, Creating Mandalas. Art~Creativity Workshops~Retreats are spontaneous, educational, creative.

Creativity Consults assist to move you along in your Creative Process. Build upon a foundation for creative voice via inquiry and application.                                

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A lovely Card from a recent studio visitor just arrived in the mail…

Greetings, I found this quote and thought of you: “The years of life are like a gift each one of us can use to make a difference in the world in any way we choose”. Through your gorgeous art, you have chosen to share the beauty you see, imbued with a spirit that translates into love.


snow leafs DSC_0851_2                      tulipgirlP1050624          Anne Marie Hollywood P1030309_2_2     

                                                                       ADIA, COLLAGE PicMonkey Collage

Wedding PicMonkey Collage*Love & Marriage*

LISAROBIN forest DSC_1055_2

sepia water mtn. WEB P1290364_2

Grateful for the beauty of Nature