Welcome to Currently Coveting– a new, yet familiar, series featuring artists we are Currently Coveting! Each highlighted artist has picked a pair of Hazen earrings they are currently coveting and their art will be a complimentary gift with each purchase of their pick!
Meet Susie Kwiatkowski– a Dallas transplant from Connecticut who specializes in oil, watercolor, and mixed media! Her highlighted art is a print of an original mixed media piece featuring the Emmeline Earring in Chartreuse– her currently coveted Hazen piece! Starting January 25, 2022 receive a complimentary signed art print (while supplies last) when you purchase the Emmeline Earring, Chartreuse!
Let's get to know Susie, shall we?
Q: When did you develop a love for painting?
SK: I have loved painting and drawing since marking up the walls and desks of Hill House School! Exhilarating!
Q: What materials do you use in your work? Paints, canvas, paper, etc?
SK: Acrylic, watercolor, and gouache, on watercolor and canvas paper. I used to paint oil on linen, curious to try open acrylic as an alternative.
Q: From where do you draw your inspiration?
SK: EVERYWHERE. It’s overwhelming. I’m most inspired by humor, but keep that off the canvas.
Q: Playing with colors and textures excites us when designing jewelry. What excites you when painting?
SK: The initial research. I spend a lot of time obsessing on a subject. Totally unnecessary, but I love learning every detail and bit of history.
Q: Any business leaders or artists that inspire or influence you and your brand?
SK: Inslee, CJ Hendry, Betty Tompkins, Mita Corsini, list goes on!
Q: What can we look forward to seeing from your brand in the near future?
SK: Custom botanicals and frames for Shelley Johnstone Design. More jewels. Always commissions!