Artist of the Month
Susan Gossman Stevens
The public is invited to view the exhibit during regular libray hours.
Susan Gossman Stevens is a watercolor enthusiast who lives in Omaha, Nebraska. Born in Bellevue, Susan's early memories are of drawing with her brother, using boxes of crayons and huge swaths of newsprint from printer end rolls provided by her grandfather. After high school, Susan studied commercial art at Studio Academy and at Metropolitan Community College, where she graduated with an Associate's Degree in Graphic Design in 1983. She currently works as the primary graphic web designer for Union Pacific.
After a busy twenty years of raising her two daughters, Susan set out to recapture the joy of art-making in 2010. Amateur photography captures scenes that resonate with her, and she reinterprets those images using color pencil and watercolors. Her work portrays the spirit of her subjects by using graphic shapes, intermingled clear, bright colors, and cropping that accentuates the subject matter. Susan became a member of Omaha Artists Inc. in 2011 and currently serves as the vice president. She exhibits frequently in the group exhibitions and competitions, where her watercolor paintings have been recognized and awarded by area judges.