Susan Jarecky was born in 1962, and raised in Irvine, California. Always with crayon or brush in hand, Susan revealed her passion for art early on. She was fortunate to have people of influence around her while growing up, who encouraged the development of her talent.
Susan works en plein air as well as in studio, and studies a variety of subject matter. “My heart is with ‘the horse.’ It was the first thing I learned to draw and paint. As a horse owner, years of daily grooming taught me every body part”, says Susan. The West, a story that never ends, provides endless subject matter for Susan. Her desire to memorialize rural Americana is expressed in the imagery of nature, horses, landscape and “all things Western.” The American West embodies a unique cultural way of life. Painting is Susan’s personal journey which is influenced by her rural upbringing. She a is witness to the dramatic changes, and her paintings depict the reality of what remains of the past, evoking emotions of sadness and hope.