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Susan Makov


Susan Makov uses form, color and texture to explore the dichotomy in Nature between beauty and devastation.


Makov’s move into oil painting began after traveling to the Pacific Northwest. She studied the structure of trees and

observed that after mountain evergreens lose their needles they become skeletal. Susan refers to as a type of “forest

calligraphy” and incorporated that gesture into her paintings. Her time living in the Utah desert is reflected in her

paintings of the Southwest, where desert rocks scoured with thousands of years of natural devastation and erosion

direct her painterly interpretation.


Susan Makov earned her BFA from Syracuse University, a MFA from the State University of New York at Buffalo, and

a diploma from Brighton Polytechnic in the UK. She is a retired Professor Emeritus of Art at Weber State University

and is happily painting in Salt Lake City, Utah.