Susan Finch - Egg Tempera & Watermedia
Susan Finch has made art ever since she can remember. She has lived In Albuquerque for over 40 years, the ideal setting to be an artist. She paints with multiple mediums, including oils, acrylic, watercolor, pastels, inks, and egg tempera. Egg tempera is a rare ancient painting technique that starts by mixing dry powdered pigment with fresh egg yolk (the binder) to create paint. The paint is then applied in multiple thin layers over a hardwood board coated in multiple layers of handmade absorbent gesso, sanded smooth as glass. It is a laborious process that creates paintings with a lovely luminosity and depth.
Her passion in making art is to paint ordinary things in a different way by manipulating space and adding patterns and lots of vibrant color. Her work is occasionally abstract, but typically it is representational, sometimes realistic, and often quirky. Her colorful and playful approach is her way to view the world as a happier place. Art just makes life better.
Susan is a retired registered nurse of 42 years. She holds a BS in Nursing, a BA in Interior Design, and an MA in Management.