Susan Makara - Artist
Fierce Sonia PhotobombThe Triptychdetail of triptych's center panelMojodetail of MojoIncubator
(sold)HE & SHE
(sold)The Face Behind The Mask
(sold)Behind the Mask detailCapricorn Risingdetail of CapricornCheshire CatUnmaskedSINK OR SWIM

 (sold)detail of SINK OR SWIMThe AntagonistsJOKER
(sold)Balloon Man
(sold)detail for Balloon ManPelePele detailSERAPHIM

 (sold)SERAPHIM detailTEMPTATIONOracleOracle detailMerman

(sold)Reflectingdetail of ReflectingCHERUBIM

(sold)Inner Voicedetail of Inner Voice
The substrate for the entire series is two inch, cradled Gessobord by Ampersand. Heavy texture, metallic leaf, a variety of acrylic and oil paints are used throughout the series.

I was honored to win Artist of the Year 2012 at the Torpedo Factory Art Center in Alexandria, Virginia, for the Mask Series.

“Susan demonstrates a command of the medium with powerful imagery that speaks to the viewer, yet presents a sense of mystery. There is a haunting dream-like quality with the figures, all hidden behind masks. Behind the mask, who is looking at whom?” – William Schran, juror for Torpedo Factory Artist of the Year 2012