THOUGH Susan Klavohn Bryant has been an artist in some respect for all of her life and majored in art education in college, it wasn’t until 2017 that she became one professionally. Previously, she had been capturing homes, landscapes, wildlife and other subjects through photography, with hopes of eventually returning to painting. Now, she balances a career in real estate with her pursuit of art, creating paintings that capture the scenery and people of the Charleston area with energy, color and emotional qualities that make her work unique.
Through the use of acrylics, oil and mixed media, Bryant paints a variety of subjects, including landscapes, still life, expressive portraiture and abstracts. Though she is still relatively new to the artist community, her undeniable talent has made her stand out, placing her in a position to help others learn to paint and inspire established artists to try new techniques or subjects. She has served as past president of the Mount Pleasant Artists Guild and is involved with the Charleston Artist Guild Pet Helpers project. She also assisted in the development of other area galleries. Her work is represented by the Charleston Artist Guild Gallery.
In early 2023, Bryant will have an abstract show at Serendipty Labs in Summerville, South Carolina.