Susan Huotari lives in Norway, Michigan where she grew up. She received a Bachelor of Science degree in Elementary Education from Northern Michigan University. She has been interested in art since she was in high school. The only formal art training she had occurred there. She has learned from books, videos and most of all from her artist friends. She has tried several different medias in art, but she gravitates towards drawing in pen and ink and colored pencil. She finds the small, steady, repeated strokes to be calming. Each work of art she creates teaches her something. Nature has always been a major part of her life. She often walks through the woods with her nose to the ground searching for the small treasures. She loves to capture that enjoyment in her art. Susan is the mother of three grown children and the grandmother of ten children.
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