About / Biography
Susan Canterbury Pipyne is a landscape photographer and abstract impressionist painter based
in DeKalb, Illinois. She is most comfortable being creative outdoors, and continuously seeks new ways to merge the presence of nature
We need the visual beauty of nature for some simple reasons:
a sense of space and freedom that defies the
we usually have
to unify the spiritual, mental, physical and
emotional aspects of
awareness of natural energies for healing our
mind and body
creating a sense of renewal and tranquility
Susan spends most months throughout
the year immersing herself in the landscape. She shoots despite the rigors of
season and weather. Her dedication to record the wonders of the natural
landscapes she traverses is her passion. She travels from coast to coast, but her photography and paintings also capture many wonderful places in DeKalb and surrounding areas. Her love of animals, people, and ancient history are reflected in her whimsical abstract impressionist paintings.
Her original photographs have been displayed in art galleries and library
exhibitions and in a variety of media ranging from books, websites, publicity,
and advertising. Susan’s photography
often has a fine art quality that is innovative and appreciated by trendsetting
collectors. Her photography has been featured in various printed media, and as a student received an art award for painting from the Art Institute of Chicago.
Urban and rural exploration, and especially natural landscapes such as
woods, water, and fields, brings all of us to a communal ancestral place on a spiritual
and physical level. Her ultimate goal is to share the unfamiliar and often mystical
beauty of these places.
Susan is a published author and has
won two national awards with Fortune 500 and Fortune 1000 companies. She has
studied art and anthropology, worked in advertising and marketing, raised two
bright and creative children, and lives with her photographer husband in a 100+
year old home with dust, character, and lots of backyard critters.
Her work as
a past-life and present-issue hypnotherapist have given her intuitive insights
and visions which often relay through her camera lens and paintings.
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