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Exhibitions > Susan Planalp: "Pairs"

These drawings and paintings are inspired by two sources. The most personal is observations of my two beloved dogs, Sami and Dave, and wildlife seen outside my windows in rainy Portland, Oregon. The second inspiration is an ongoing concern with the tragedy of the marginalization of animals by mistreatment, abandonment, and the horrors of commercial food production. I have been drawing and painting for over 30 years. Although I have a Masters of Fine Arts degree, I am largely self-taught. My work is reminiscent of what Jean Dubuffet called "outsider art", that is drawings and paintings with elements of primitivism, children’s art, psychological distortion, or shamanistic imagery. Susan Planalp