Susan Tortorici

Susan lives in Montecito, California. She graduated from the University of San Diego in 1980 with a BA in Accounting. Nonetheless, her evenly matched right-brain left-brain nature kept her dabbling in an assortment of artistic forms her entire life, including music, clothing design and architecture.

It wasn’t until her three children were nearly grown that she began to seriously explore the fine art of oil painting. Initially, she studied privately under the tutelage of Regina Lyubovnaya where she gained a solid foundation in the language of painting. Since then, her love of travel and art has called her to study with some of the most sought after teachers and artists living today.

More recently, Susan has begun sculpting as a way to inform her understanding of the human figure. She is also experimenting with abstract concepts and is moving toward a new way of expressing original ideas through a more intuitive approach. 

Shows and Exhibitions

November 2014
     The Art Studio Group Art Show
     Santa Monica, CA

February 5, 2011
     “One Night Stand” Group Art Show
     Pacific Palisades, CA

September 2010
     Solo Exhibition
     Ian Saude Gallery
     San Luis Obispo, CA

November 2009
     The Art Studio Group Art Show
     Santa Monica, CA

June 2007
     Solo Exhibition
     Studio 151
     Santa Monica, CA

December 2004
     Group Art Exhibition
     Santa Monica Art Studios
     Santa Monica, CA