About Susan Klabak
Susan Klabak's work hangs in national and international private and corporate collections. Her paintings have been exhibited in and received awards in juried regional, national, and international shows. Her work has appeared as cover art and in periodicals.
Born in Ohio, Klabak grew up on a small farm where she developed an appreciation for the land. She has lived in Michigan and Pennsylvania, currently residing near Wild Rose, Wisconsin, where she paints en plein air and from her lakeside studio. The lake views from her home and the surrounding forests, farm fields, and streams provide inspiration for her work. An appreciation for both the natural world and the pastel medium are reflected in her paintings.
Klabak's paintings are characterized by her personal and expressive interpretation of the landscape and her ability to go beyond reality and capture the essence of place, inviting dialog with the viewer. Close observation of her work reveals the minimal strokes used to convey a realistic, yet impressionistic, depiction of the landscape, allowing the viewer to fill in detail.
Klabak is a member of the Pastel Society of America, Wisconsin Plein Air Painters, Great Lakes Pastel Society, Pastel Society of Colorado, and Wisconsin Visual Artists.