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About Sue Deutscher

Artist Statement

I use my camera and pastels to produce images that, hopefully, stir emotions. Art, whether you’re the creator or recipient of it, should make you feel more alive, more vibrant, and more kind.


I live in Denver, Colorado. I was born in 1952, the same year that David Byrne was born and Elizabeth II was proclaimed Queen of the United Kingdom.

I’ve enjoyed writing and art since I dragged a crayon across the wall (bad move on my part). Whether it’s a 500 word anecdote, oil painting, pastel art or photography, I like to play with words and images, the perfect toys who, when set free, go on to live their own lives.

My favorite medium is pastel, which comes from the French word for "paste." When many people think of "pastel," they think of of light colors. But the pastel medium is not like that at all.

More than any other medium, pastel is pigment in its purest form. It has the least amount of binder. It will not crack, fade or yellow with time. Since it does not dry, it will always look the same as the moment the pastel was laid down, with no darkening or color change. When looking at pastel under a microscope, you see little crystals, which reflect light. Pastels are rich and vibrant!

Because pastels have the least amount of binder, they can be delicate to handle. Unless a fixative is used, the pastel is not "glued" to the paper, as in an oil, water color or acrylic. Instead, good quality pastel paper has a sandy "tooth" that grabs the pastel and hangs on to it pretty well, if not shaken. I do not use a fixative. A fixative dulls the pastel's brilliance, and also darkens it. I just handle my pastels carefully.

A pastel art piece is considered a painting if it is covered edge to edge, and not a quick study or sketch. Please let me know if I may have the pleasure of painting your pet in pastel.

I still like Talking Heads, and the Queen and I are still going strong. Thank you for looking, Sue Deutscher

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Original Pastel Painting Still LIfe Apple Grapefruit

Original Pastel...

by Sue Deutscher

$199.00

Orange and Apple Still Life Pastel Painting

Orange and Appl...

by Sue Deutscher

$199.00

Grapefruit Still Life Pastel Painting

Grapefruit Stil...

by Sue Deutscher

$199.00

Tomato and Onion Still Life Pastel Painting

Tomato and Onio...

by Sue Deutscher

$35.00

Cantaloupe and Grapes Still Life

Cantaloupe and ...

by Sue Deutscher

$199.00

Sliced

Sliced

by Sue Deutscher

$199.00

Arabian Stallion

Arabian Stallio...

by Sue Deutscher

$199.00

African Wild Dog Original Pastel Painting

African Wild Do...

by Sue Deutscher

$199.00

White Iris Original Pastel Painting

White Iris Orig...

by Sue Deutscher

$199.00

Purple Iris Pastel Painting

Purple Iris Pas...

by Sue Deutscher

$199.00

Yellow Iris

Yellow Iris

by Sue Deutscher

$199.00

A Horse and His Cat

A Horse and His...

by Sue Deutscher

$199.00

A Rooster in the Light

A Rooster in th...

by Sue Deutscher

$199.00

Young Arabian Horse

Young Arabian H...

by Sue Deutscher

$199.00

Chocolate Labrador Retriever

Chocolate Labra...

by Sue Deutscher

$199.00

Arabian Stallion Horse

Arabian Stallio...

by Sue Deutscher

$199.00

Golden Retrievers Having Fun

Golden Retrieve...

by Sue Deutscher

$199.00

Thoroughbred Horse and Rider Warming Up

Thoroughbred Ho...

by Sue Deutscher

$199.00

Cow, Calf and Chickens in the Barn

Cow, Calf and C...

by Sue Deutscher

$420.00

Calf Portrait Original Pastel Painting

Calf Portrait O...

by Sue Deutscher

$199.00

Maintenance

Maintenance

by Sue Deutscher

$420.00

Tiger  - Original Pastel Painting Art

Tiger - Origin...

by Sue Deutscher

$560.00

Saint Bernard Dog - Pastel Painting - Original

Saint Bernard D...

by Sue Deutscher

$199.00

Rainbow Trout Original Pastel Painting

Rainbow Trout O...

by Sue Deutscher

$199.00

Gorilla Ape Pastel Painting Original

Gorilla Ape Pas...

by Sue Deutscher

$199.00

Conch Shell Original Pastel Painting

Conch Shell Ori...

by Sue Deutscher

$140.00

Labrador Retrievers Pastel Original Art

Labrador Retrie...

by Sue Deutscher

$420.00

Border Collie Dog - Pastel Painting

Border Collie D...

by Sue Deutscher

$249.00

Cheetah - Original Pastel Painting Art

Cheetah - Origi...

by Sue Deutscher

$420.00

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