susan gresto | art
Art is a connective force.
Artist Susan Gresto, a life-long resident of Southern California, finds the mystery and beauty of the desert a constant source of inspiration and energy because of its unique landmarks and vibrant people.
Gresto’s work has been exhibited and sold in venues such as the Palm Springs Art Museum Store, University of California Riverside, the Community Gallery at Palm Desert City Hall, Indio Senior Center, and CREATE Center for the Arts in Palm Desert. Beyond her work in the studio, it brings her great joy to mentor students, support community art programs at CREATE Center for the Arts, and serve as a docent at the Palm Springs Art Museum.
She has received recognition for her fine art as well as the design of award-winning community magazine Inside Fullerton.
In addition to the many workshops taken with master artists, Gresto completed her studies at Fullerton College and California State University, Pomona.
"My aim is to project a hope for the extraordinary possibility in life. My artistry is fueled by faith and provides a space for reflection, revival, and hope for new things. I enjoy working expressively and boldly, referencing the colorful hues and visual impact of pop and graphic art through traditional and digital media. I also desire to share the rewards I have received through creative practice and exchange with others. I believe art is a connective force which reminds us of the best and worst aspects of collective human experience. Art has the power to open minds and hearts so that we all may grow to be a little more hopeful, a little more compassionate, and little more understanding of ourselves and one another."
Many works on this site are available for purchase. Also available for commissions.
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