After graduating from Miami University, Susan Mahan taught high school art for over 30 years. In 1985 she earned an MA in Art/ Education from Xavier University where she is currently an Adjunct Professor. Mahan’s work has won many awards including a Lifetime Achievement Award at “Art Comes Alive,” a nationally juried exhibition. Her work is in many corporate collections including: Proctor & Gamble, Cincinnati Children’s Hospital, Columbus Children’s Hospital, UCAN Cincinnati.
My mixed media work is inspired by my love of color and pattern. Monoprints, photos and random bits of found paper enhance my work in unexpected ways and specifically when combined with several layers of paint. Each piece is then detailed by using sewing techniques. The many layers of my work engage the viewer to linger. It is my desire to focus on the beauty of nature and everyday life.