Susan Cohen Thompson

Susan was born in New York City and spent her childhood in New York where her perceptions of art and nature developed in city museums. Art became her way to visualize the natural world. After earning a BFA in Ohio, Susan worked as a fine artist in the Boston area until moving to Camano Island in 2003. Her connection with nature was enhanced by journeys deep into the Amazon Rain Forest where her interest in indigenous Earth wisdom became a focus of her vision of the world. Old growth forests of the Pacific Northwest opened the visual dialog at the root of Susan’s image making. The cosmological aspect of her recent work grew out of her broadening ideas about the inner luminosity of nature, a global perspective and the relationship of the Earth with the cosmos.

Since moving to the Northwest, her art has been internationally published in books, on book covers and in articles on Earth wisdom. Most notably, she illustrated “Speaking with Nature, Awakening to the Deep Wisdom of the Earth” by two well known shamanic teachers. The Lightcatcher Museum, Arts Alive Invitational, Anacortes Arts Juried Exhibitions, Schack Art Center are among the regional venues that have featured Susan’s work. Susan has shown her paintings, ceramics and drawings at Matzke Fine Art Gallery as long as she has lived on Camano.

Below are new ceramic pieces, all black frames.

Susan Cohen Thompson – Day Kisses Night
Ceramic on ink drawing, 9”x 9”
$ 325
Susan Cohen Thompson – Flight in a Dream
Ceramic on ink drawing, 9”x 9”
$ 325
Susan Cohen Thompson – Guardians
Ceramic on painted board, 8”x 8”
$ 285
Susan Cohen Thompson – Illuminating Dream
Ceramic on painted board, 8”x 8”
$ 285
Susan Cohen Thompson – Journey on the Crescent Moon
Ceramic on ink drawing, 8”x 8”
$ 285
Susan Cohen Thompson – Kissing the Night Sky (2)
Ceramic on mixed media, 9”x 9”
$ 325
Susan Cohen Thompson – Precarious Dreamer
Ceramic on ink drawing, 8”x 8”
$ 285
Susan Cohen Thompson – Separate Is An Illusion
Ceramic on ink drawing, 8”x 8”
$ 285
Susan Cohen Thompson
Traveling Beyond the Known World
Ceramic, 8”x 8”
$ 285
Susan Cohen Thompson – Waking from a Dream
Ceramic on painted board, 9”x 9”
$ 325
Susan Cohen Thompson
Reflecting on the Cosmos Journey
Ceramic 9.75″ x 9.75″- SOLD
Susan Cohen Thompson
Recognition Journey
Ceramic 9.75″ x 9.75″ – SOLD
Susan Cohen Thompson
Socially Distanced Journey
Ink and Ceramic 9.75″ x 9.75″ – SOLD
Susan Cohen Thompson
Journey to the Other Side of the Eclipse
Ink and Ceramic 9.75 x 9.75″ – SOLD
Susan Cohen Thompson
Reflecting on the Night Sky
Ceramic 9.75 x 9.75″ – SOLD
Susan Cohen Thompson
Reflection
Ceramic 6 x 6″ – $150
Susan Cohen Thompson
Constellation
Ceramic 6 x 6″ – $150
Susan Cohen Thompson
Flight Past Four Moons
porcelain 8 x 3″ – $300
Susan Cohen Thompson
Bluebirds in Misty Forest
Ceramic, 9”x 4”
$300
Susan Cohen Thompson
Night Sky with Bluebirds
Ceramic, 9”x 5”
$300
Susan Cohen Thompson
Bluebird’s Flight
Ceramic 8 x 3″ – SOLD
Susan Cohen Thompson
Forest with Crescent Moon
Ceramic 8 x 4″ – $285
Susan Cohen Thompson
Flight Past Moon
Ceramic 6 x 6″ – $240
Susan Cohen Thompson
Evolving Conscious
Ink Drawing, 12”x 15”
$ 350
Susan Cohen Thompson
Ecstatic Relationship
Ink Drawing, 14”x 12”
$ 350
Susan Cohen Thompson
Seeing the Unseen
Ink Drawing, 13”x 15”
$ 350
Susan Cohen Thompson
Flowing Between the Roots
Ink Drawing, 12”x 15”
$ 350
a selection of Susan’s Drawings

“Through interactions with forests, learning from indigenous peoples and studying cosmology, I have come to perceive that everything on the Earth is a manifestation of Earth and its interplay with cosmic forces. I believe everything is interconnected and sentient. These ideas have been a central part of my art for over twenty years.

Susan in her Camano Island Studio

Art is my medium for pondering the universe and my way of responding to the world. It is a delight to communicate my ideas by putting color on a surface and forming it into meaning. I love moving the paint and making lines.”

“One with Puget”, watercolor