I ship worldwide but if you would like to see my artwork in real life, you can find it the Grove Bookshop, Ilkley, the Picture Framer Shop in Knaresborough, on the Railway Station platform and at Michael Cohrt, Lumsås, DK. My home studio is open by appointment only. Contact me via livsmalerier@gmail.com or via direct message on Instagram: sussi.louise

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søndag den 23. februar 2014

Creative work is a good way to get the best quality of life

Especially if it's painting.  I am working on a painting for a sweet and super strong lady in Denmark but in between I get ideas for other stories.  This is a work in progress and a story about a couple of children WHO live in a lighthouse and are looking for their parents.
There is not a direct link between the painting and my personal life but on a higher level - or deeper - a connection maybe.  As some of you know my beloved mother is gravely ill with cancer and part of my painting is about supporting her - using happiness therapy and colours.  Mum is the most creative and productive person I know.  She is a fantastic painter,  weaver, potterer if that's a word, knitter, felter you name it.  Or she was until she got ill. Now painting for her (and with her in my heart) is a source of great help and therapy - for us both I think. She has taught me so much  - so much.
She always supported me in being myself.  No more no less. I didn't have to live up to my siblings' great careers or anything as long as I do the best I possibly can in whatever I choose she is there.  When I got very ill almost 19 years ago and had to rethink my plans for the future - my ambitions in life - she said: Sussi, I think they call it life - grap it.
I chose to focus primarily on my family and my health.  Developing my own style of painting by taking courses and of course practicing. A lot.  Doing charity work and later on specialising in my academic field (of education and psychology and teaching in creative ways).
Little did I know that I would later have to nurse ill family members and that painting would be instrumental in that.
But there you are.