Susan Gainen
Painting, Saint Paul Minnesota United States
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Contact details
Tel: 651 9170219
Brief Summary
Since beginning with watercolor in 2006, I have learned to paint in 4 ways. I make:
(1) geometric abstracts called "nanoscapes," ranging in size from postcards to 22x33;"
(2) whimsical creatures called "small friends," whose portraits and stories are in two books (The Small Friends' Chronicles, ebook and softcover (   ) and Meet the LLLamas, softcover and Kindle (  );
(3) digital "other visions" created from tiny watercolor paintings that I scan into Photoshop for my Image-a-Day project; and
(4) The Lost Cave Paintings of Saint Paul, acknowledging the caves of Saint Paul, MN, and imagining that there is an unexplored cave with images of historic and pre-historic creatures. Watercolor on gesso-on-paper or gesso-on-aluminum board.
Sales to private clients.
Professional Experience
Artist & Chief Whimsy Officer, nanoscapes & other visions llc (2009 to present) 
Artist and author; present creativity workshop (Watching Paint Dry Can Be Fun)

Owner, Pass the Baton llc (2009-present)
National lecturer for law students and lawyers on Alternative Careers, Professionalism, 2nd Career Law Students, Job Search Outside of OCI

Owner, susan-cooks! llc (2009-present)
Blogger, occasional cooking teacher (Knife Skills, Fast! Fresh! Fabulous!, Appetizers, Noodles, Baking for Fun


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