Pattern 2
Ruby 2
Ruby 1
Iceland Flowers
Iceland Glacier Lagoon
Iceland Blue Lagoon


My name is Susie Ames and I live with my family in Mill Valley, California. I've painted since I was a child, mostly copies of Patrick Nagel paintings. After receiving my Bachelor of Fine Arts degree from Art Center College of Design, I worked as an artist at Sony Online Entertainment, as a graphic designer and most recently I've owned a children's arts, crafts and candle making studio.
After closing my studio due to a rent hike, I've decided to start painting again and creating my own art blog. I haven't painted technically since art school so please bear with me.

This site is for those who love and appreciate the visual arts. Please enjoy!

other art

Crank it Up! is the poster I did recently for the Tam High Mountain Bike Team fundraiser.​ Join us on October 22nd!
This is a collaborative painting I started with parents at a fundraiser for the Reed School District in Tiburon. I later had the kids add to it, then in the end I added some flowers. There's another canvas which is in progress that will hang next to it and in the end it will be a diptych.​

​This is a collaboative painting I did with a class of 24 preschoolers. I didn't add anything, rather just embellished what was there. It turned out to be a graffiti-like painting. The subsequent paintings were done with families and you can view them here.
Koilet was created at Art Center for my fine art class. No brushes were used , just a it palette knife.