Painting in Paradise!

CITY AT DAWN 20″ x 16″ Acrylic on Canvas – SOLD


SIGNS OF SUMMER 20″ x 16″ Acrylic on Canvas SOLD

October 2012 has been a month of unrelated agendas. It started with the NHC Art Party for the Walk to End Alzheimer’s and all of the press events around that. What a wonderful experience to work with the staff of NHC in Bluffton. They really know how to put on a great party! Here are 3 of several paintings that sold at the show. I was able to contribute over $500 to the Alzheimer’s Association, and have some new collectors!

During prep for the Art Party, my house sold with a move out and closing requested by end of the month.  So I was hiring movers, arranging for a condo in California, getting my car shipped, and all those other things that aren’t part of a daily routine.

Today I’m at my daughter’s. My car has arrived. My furniture comes Friday and I’m finally able to concentrate on communicating with you.

I’m back in L.A. forever! I’m enjoying the beach, my family, and all the walking I missed in humid, buggy South Carolina.   Since arriving in Manhattan Beach I’ve walked 5 miles, eaten amazing and interesting vegetarian food and hugged my grandsons a million times.

Manhattan Beach Boardwalk

We’ve played ball and analyzed the Fibonacci Sequence in art and nature. I’ve been a willing audience for my 13 year old grandsons’s skateboarding tricks and amazing drumming, guitar and keyboard entertainment. I’ve been enthralled with the building of complete communities by my youngest grandson using a computer program called MineCraft. One happy Grammy, here.

Grid Works, Acrylic and Ink on Canvas 50" x 40"

GRID WORKS 50 x 40
Acrylic and Ink on Canvas
50″ x 40″ SOLD

By Friday I should be moving into my condo in Laguna Woods and setting up the art studio. The studio was built in Bluffton but is portable and ready for installation here. The light is SO different. I’m interested to see what I create next and what inspires me. I feel lighter here. And I’m very happy to be back where I started from.

I’ll keep you posted as new experiences inspire my creations.


Art PARTY Fundraiser for Walk to End Alzheimer’s

Grid Marks, Acrylic and Ink on Gallery Wrapped Canvas 50" x 40"

Grid Works Acrylic and Ink on Gallery Wrapped Canvas          50″ x 40″

YOU’RE INVITED!!!   Oct 9th  5- 7 pm
See colorful and dynamic paintings by
Susie Stockholm, Abstract Artist
at the
Art Party Fundraiser – Walk to End Alzheimer’s

Tuesday, October 9
5 – 7 pm
NHC Healthcare, 3039 Okatie Hwy, Bluffton

Join us for delicious hors d’oeuvres, wine and art!
This is an opportunity to support a good cause and a local artist.  Ms. Stockholm will be sharing her unique inspirations and techniques.
A portion of art sales will be donated to the Alzheimer’s Association, SC Chapter.

For a preview of paintings for sale, please visit:

In lieu of admission, donations will be accepted to benefit the
Beaufort County Walk to End Alzheimer’s.  You will be able to sign up for the walk during this event.

Grid Works – SOLD!

Grid Marks, Acrylic and Ink on Gallery Wrapped Canvas 50" x 40"

Grid Works, Acrylic and Ink on Gallery Wrapped Canvas 50″ x 40″ $1,500 SOLD


This started out looking a bit like the Italian flag during its undercoating phase. Then I added gesso with a large round-top painting knife. I had used this on the “Paris” painting and wanted to try it again. Love the result. Of course, the trowel always has a mind of its own, so the lines are a bit wavy and almost organized. Then, as always, lots of transparent paint and dripped acrylic inks. Once I get a good photo, I’ll post the entire painting for you. Currently on display and for sale at the Art League of Hilton Head.

Think About It

"Think About It " - Acrylic, Acrylic Ink, Gesso on Canvas 50" x 40" by Susie Stockholm

“Think About It ” – Acrylic, Acrylic Ink, Gesso on Canvas 50″ x 40″ by Susie Stockholm

This 50″x 40″ painting is full of texture, paint, acrylic ink and interesting patterns. Tools used were painting knives, a garden trowel and miscellaneous brushes, fingers and sponges. At one point I hosed it down after it had mostly dried – see photos below. Only some of the paint and gesso came off, leaving a very interesting surface. The underpainting colors, texture and lines were still evident, so I continued to drip ink, paint and spray with water. Lots of fun. One of my best paintings. Currently on sale at Hilton Head Art League through August 24th. To purchase, see the Contact page.

Here’s how it evolved: