Susan Boye

I came to the US as an exchange student from Denmark and ended up staying. My work has been shown locally in Seattle at The Cornish Playhouse, Stone Press Gallery and the Fountainhead Gallery, I have also participated in group exhibitions in Tacoma Art Museum and Whatcom Museum of History and Art. My work has appeared in traveling collections in cities across the country, Canada and Europe. In addition to individual collectors, my work is owned by several local government agencies. I have also worked as a professional printmaker and as an illustrator, completing commissions for the Washington State Archaeological Society and a Danish children’s book publisher. I received my B.A. in Fine Arts and my M.F.A. in Drawing and Printmaking from Washington State University.


Portfolio:

Reclamation

I work mostly in oil pastel but am interested in many media. In Reclamation I work with the confluence of nature and the built world. My inspiration comes from many places but often from travels back to Denmark where I grew up. In my recent oil pastels I bring nature inside and have it interact with interior spaces of landmark buildings I have visited. Currently I am working with images that give you a peek into rooms while reflecting the outside environment.

Growth Spurt “Growth Spurt”

Oil pastel on panel.
36" x 36"
"Growth Spurt" was inspired by a visit to Kronborg Castle in Denlark. The interior part of the image is from an alcove in the Great hall of the castle.

Sea Rise “Sea Rise”

Oil pastel on panel
24' x 36"
"Sea Rise" was inspired by a visit to Kronborg Csatle in Denmark. The interior part of the image shows the Great hall of the castle.

Thirst “Thirst”

Oil pastel on panel.
24" x 36"
"Thirst" was inspired by a visit to an old estate called Selsoe Slot in Denmark. It had sat empty for a hundred years before opening to the public. The interior part of the image is a look down the main hallway.

Running Water “Running Water”

Oil pastel on panel.
24" x 12"
"Running Water" was inspired by a visit to Kronborg Castle in Denmark. The interior part of the image shows one of the many stone spiral staircases in the midieval castle.

Breach “Breach”

Oil pastel on panel.
24" x 12"
"Breach" was inspired by a visit to an old midieval castle in Denmark called Nyborg Slot. The interior part of the image shows one of the staircases in the castle

Congregation “Congregation”

Oil pastel on panel.
30" x 40"
"Congregation" was inspired by a visit to The Round Tower in Copenhagen which is an old observatory from the middle ages.

Flood I “Flood I”

Oil pastel on panel.
10" x 22"
"Flood I" was inspired by the spiral walkway that lesds to the top of The Round Tower in Copenhagen. It is an old observatory from the middle ages.

Flood II “Flood II”

Oil pastel on panel.
10" x 22"
"Flood II" was inspired by the walk way of an old midieval observatory in Copenhagen called The Round Tower.

Flood III “Flood III”

Oil pastel on panel.
10" x 22"
Flood III" was inspired by the spiral walk way that leads to the top of an old observatory in Copenhagen from the middle ages called The Round Tower.

Intrusion “Intrusion”

Oil pastel on panel.
18" x 24"
"Intrusion" was inspired by the basement of an old farm on the island of Aeroe in Denmark.