Susan Shwartzer Seltzer (BFA 1983)
As a graphic designer & illustrator, my studies at The University of Michigan forged a lifetime of acute visual awareness, daily study of life & nature which incorporates daily intrigue in the physical world around me. My personal interest in Contemporary Portraiture, painting and illustration is a daily practice. Watercolor is a medium that has a subtle essence with translucent washes applied successively throughout the process. The image slowly evolves as the tone, hue & values of color emerge into each portrait. My personal intrigue with my subjects is enhanced throughout each journey which, in turn, is further enhanced within the act of painting.
This work is featured as part of Future Former: An Exhibition of Alumni Work. This exhibition honors the creative work and careers of all Stamps School alumni, creates an aspirational connection between generations of U-M artists and designers and current Stamps students, and inspires reflection during the university's Bicentennial year.