Susan Tormoen


My education is in Philosophy, B.A., Lake Forest College. But early on, while I was finishing my studies as a young mother, I took a few art classes. I spent time as a teacher and then a life-altering illness changed my whole perspective and painting became my focus. I concentrated on watercolor and was honored with a place in the Permanent Collection of "Very Special Arts of Wisconsin" in 1994 and 1998.

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Red Tree on the Hillside
New Growth II

Red Tree on the Hillside

New Growth II

Winter in Breckenridge

Winter in Breckenridge

After moving to Colorado and taking a workshop with Fran Dodd, I became enamored with pastels. It was then that spontaneity became a characteristic of my style. I love color and the way it is possible with the stoke of a pastel stick. More recently I have renewed my acquaintance with oils. I am a signature member of the Pikes Peak Pastel Society.

Mueller Park

Mueller Park

Woodland Park

Woodland Park

Palmer Park

Palmer Park