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Paintings, Prints, Collages

Exciting Times in Southern California

Hello everyone. I am living my dream job as a Southern California contemporary and abstract artist! There are so many amazing opportunities to connect with collectors, artists, educators, galleries and art advocates. I’ve been making some great connections in Los Angeles where contemporary and abstract art is loved and appreciated. Been busy – lots happening behind the scenes, which I will share shortly, promise 🙂 In case you haven’t been following me on Facebook, here’s what’s come to fruition so far:

City Runways by Susie Stockholm, 50" x 40" Acrylic on Gallery-Wrapped Canvas

City Runways by Susie Stockholm, 50″ x 40″ Acrylic on Gallery-Wrapped Canvas

"Contains Milk", "Headache", and "Gluten-free Vodka" - collages

Susie with “Contains Milk”, “Headache”, and “Gluten-free Vodka” – collages

Have 3 collages in the ORANGE COUNTY FINE ARTS Showcase Gallery – Inspired by things that annoy me. love the conversations they created at the reception Saturday night, very fun! I know, “do more of these.”

Won Special Recognition for “City Runways” in the ALL WOMEN 2014 ART EXHIBITION, Light,Space & Time Gallery

"City Litter" - assemblage, acrylic on gallery-wrapped canvas - 50 x 40" - by Susie Stockholm

“City Litter” – assemblage, acrylic on gallery-wrapped canvas – 50 x 40″ – by Susie Stockholm

“City Litter” is chosen for the ALTADENA LIBRARY EXHIBIT  “Edges and Curves” for the month of May 2014, through The Haggus Society.

Exhibit Studio Gallery 2014 Feb“Signs of the City” exhibit ends Tuesday. Mucho thanks to Antoinette Sullivan at The Studio Gallery. It was a great run and was extended twice. Wonderful show. 

I’m now posting regularly on Facebook, which gives you instant information, so you don’t have to wait for this newsletter. Check out my Art by Susie Stockholm page.

Hope you all have a wonderful April and May.  Blessings and love to you and yours, Susie



Exhibit at Studio Gallery – extended through March 30th

Hello everyone, I’m thrilled that you have another three weeks to come see my one-woman show, Signs of the City, in The Studio Gallery.  And also, through March 30th, to see five of my abstract  paintings in the “Driven to Abstraction” exhibit at The Showcase Gallery at 3851 South Bear Street, Santa Ana (across from South Coast Plaza). 

Susie with "Alive & Kickin"  Acrylic 50 x 40" at Showcase Gallery

Susie with “Alive & Kickin” Acrylic 50 x 40″ at Showcase Gallery

Exhibit STudio Gallery 2014 Feb

“Signs of the City” at Studio Gallery, 18001 Sky Park Circle #R, Irvine CA

I’m donating a percentage of the proceeds from the Studio Gallery show to the Human Rights Campaign for their amazing work.

So, please bring your friends and family to see the Signs of the City Exhibit during March. It’s your opportunity to finally experience these paintings “in person!” 

The Studio Gallery, 18001 Sky Park Circle, Suite R, Irvine, CA – near MacArthur  Blvd. and Main Street, next to the John Wayne Airport employee parking lot. This is where I have studio space. More info 

Some of the works you’ll see are the large and many-layered City Runways, the diptych Ignition and Burning Karma, as well as City Streets and Think About It (a Gridworks highly textured painting). You will even get a peek into my studio where the magic happens.

I’ll be in the studio Fridays from noon until 4 pm if you want to “meet the artist!” You can also  call or email for an appointment to see the exhibit any day that’s convenient for you, including weekends.  949-436-9204 or email 1-City Theme1

Love of Giving Reduces Holiday Stress

Are you having fun with your holiday gifting adventure?SS having fun It’s true that giving as an “expectation” sucks. So, how do you get in the mood? You know, the one where you feel all warm and generous? In addition to a great glass of wine,  here are some ideas for feeling the love when you’re stressed about holiday gifts.

Imagine the person you are expected to present a gift to. If they don’t immediately engender waves of love, just feel love. You don’t need an object of love to feel loving.  Next, think about them from head to toe in terms of what might be a great gift within your budget. For example, see their head and face in your mind. What works there? Hair clips, bows, hat, earrings, makeup, or nose hair clippers (just kidding).  If you’re flush with cash then by all means imagine their adorable backside seated comfortably in the new Lamborghini. Work your way down their body until you get to those awesome polka-dot socks. Somewhere between head and toes you should feel a little flutter of excitement about one or more of the gifts you’re considering.

Credit: Institute of Urban Ecology, Los Angeles

Credit: Institute of Urban Ecology, Los Angeles

Or think of the person in their favorite environment: Skateboarding, playing guitar, attending the theater, watching movies, listening to music, running, painting or rebuilding antique cars. What might you offer that acknowledges or supports them? Perhaps an art class, a visor, a photo album or cool edited movie of them skating, playing, or working on the car.

Then there’s the “doing good” gift where you help someone clean out their closet and take things to Goodwill for them – like my daughter’s mother-in-law does for me. She’s the world’s best organizer and purger of duplicates, ha!  Some of my neighbors are too old to drive. I’m thinking of giving gift certificates for a “free ride” to a place of their choice.

For us artist types, it’s quite tempting to create a handmade item. I’ve often given my kids paintings or poems I created just for them. Nordstrom Gift Card They’ve always accepted graciously, but they might prefer a gift card this year.

That said, a personalized gift can bring incredible joy. Here’s what happened when I created a painting for one of my collectors to give as a surprise: The Power of Gifts (click on the link).

What are you giving to yourself this year? I’ve had my eye on a hand blown art glass sculpture that “I have no room for.” If I managed to acquire this piece, would I find a place for it? Of course. There’s always room for more art if you put some pieces away, out of the light for a while. It’s good for them to rest in the peaceful dark. Here’s a post on how to manage your space for new masterpieces: There’s Always Space for More Art 

Inspired by Georgia

“Inspired by Georgia” – by Susie Stockholm – watercolor

Some ideas for you: Abstracts – Floral Textures – City-themes – Range of Motion  My personal wish is for you to have interesting and beautiful art in your homes and workspaces. If you fall in love with my paintings, I will do everything I can to help you acquire them. Click here to reach me: Contact

I wish you much joy as you gather with loved ones this season.   Take deep breaths, find “loving” and enjoy yourself. Susie






Dined with My Paintings at Bistango? Exhibit Ends Nov 2nd


City Runways #2

City Runways #2

Hi everyone, if you haven’t gotten over to see my paintings
and all the other fine art at Bistango’s in Irvine, do treat yourself and all your senses. Food is fabulous and the art is really amazing. There are some particularly stunning sculptures at the entrance!

What: Art and Dining
When: Now Through Nov 2
Where: Bistango Gallery Restaurant
19100 Von Karman Ave, Irvine
Time: Lunch 11:30 – 2:30 Mon – Fri
Dinner 5:30 pm – Mon -Sat

Let me know what you think…be sure to take a work of art home to savor and love!

"City Rhythms" - Collage by Susie Stockholm, winner of Beaufort Art Assn Memorial Award

“City Rhythms” – Collage by Susie Stockholm, winner of Beaufort Art Assn Memorial Award