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About Sternau

Susan Sternau is a landscape painter living and working in Sausalito, California. A native of New York City, she is a Barnard Graduate and holds a degree in Art History from Hunter. She also studied at the Art Students League and School of Visual Arts. After moving to San Francisco in 1995, Susan focused on painting Bay Area landscapes and architectural scenes, including many commissions of residents’ homes and gardens. She is fluent with both oils and watercolors and has exhibited in New York, Philadelphia, Florida and the Bay Area, where she shows regularly. A full-time artist since 1990, her work is in many private collections. Susan has also published book illustrations and is the author of Matisse, Art Deco, Art Nouveau, and Museums. Susan teaches art to private students and groups – her most famous students were Warren Buffett and Bill Gates.

Artist Statement

Susan Sternau's mission as an artist is to bring joy to others through the color and emotional connection of her images. She believes the human spirit requires care and feeding, and that art provides an essential part of that nourishment. Therefore she strives to create nourishing paintings. Her painting has been influenced by Monet, Matisse, and Thiebaud, among others. She finds inspiration in their emotional use of color, in their ability to evoke a sense of place and transport the viewer there. Susan’s oil paintings combine brush work and palette knife, which she uses to build up a textured paint surface. Her watercolors are light-filled scenes which highlight the natural brightness of the paper and transparency of the colors to create seductive images.

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Taffy: 9

Taffy: 9" x 12"...

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$35.00

Cakes: 9

Cakes: 9" x 12"...

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$35.00

Ruby-Topaz Hummingbird: 9

Ruby-Topaz Humm...

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$35.00

Bumble Bee, 1: 9

Bumble Bee, 1: ...

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$49.00

Monarch 2: 9

Monarch 2: 9

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$35.00

Ruby-Throated Hummingbird: 9

Ruby-Throated H...

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$49.00

Mission Blue: 9

Mission Blue: 9...

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$49.00

Bronze Copper: 9

Bronze Copper: ...

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$49.00

Zebra Swallowtail: 9

Zebra Swallowta...

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$49.00

Red Admiral: 9

Red Admiral: 9"...

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$49.00

Blue Morpho: Matted 9

Blue Morpho: Ma...

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$49.00

Tiger Swallowtail: Matted 9

Tiger Swallowta...

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$49.00

Monarch 1: 9

Monarch 1: 9

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$49.00

Egret, 1: 9

Egret, 1: 9

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$35.00

American Lady, 9" x 12" matted Gicle print

American Lady, ...

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$49.00

Poppy Field: Fine Art Print

Poppy Field: Fi...

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$135.00

Water Lily: Fine Art Print

Water Lily: Fin...

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$135.00

Egret, 1: Fine Art Print

Egret, 1: Fine ...

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$75.00

Painted Ladies: Fine Art Print

Painted Ladies:...

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$135.00

Butterflies and Poppies: Fine Art Print

Butterflies and...

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$135.00

Monarch 2: Fine Art Print

Monarch 2: Fine...

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$75.00

Poppy Field

Poppy Field

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$600.00

Water Lily

Water Lily

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$600.00

Egret, 1

Egret, 1

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$700.00

Painted Ladies

Painted Ladies

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$1,500.00

Butterflies and Poppies

Butterflies and...

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$1,500.00

Monarch, 2

Monarch, 2

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$750.00

Poppy Garden

Poppy Garden

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$135.00

Zen of Diving: Monterey, Fine Art Print

Zen of Diving: ...

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$135.00

Monet

Monet

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$179.00

It's An LGBT World

It's An LGBT Wo...

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$145.00

Wine Country Cat, 1

Wine Country Ca...

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$135.00

Princess as Le Chat Noir

Princess as Le ...

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$135.00

Wine Country Cat, 2

Wine Country Ca...

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$135.00

Rainbow Cat Window

Rainbow Cat Win...

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$135.00

Rainbow Cat: Sausalito

Rainbow Cat: Sa...

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$85.00

Big Apple Dog

Big Apple Dog

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$135.00

Tropical Cat, 2

Tropical Cat, 2

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$135.00

Sunflower Night

Sunflower Night

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$135.00

Big Pug: San Francisco

Big Pug: San Fr...

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$135.00

Big Cat: San Francisco

Big Cat: San Fr...

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$135.00

Sausalito Night

Sausalito Night

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$135.00

Golden Gate Cat

Golden Gate Cat

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$135.00

Big Beagle: Sausalito

Big Beagle: Sau...

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$135.00

Tropical Cat, 1

Tropical Cat, 1

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$135.00

New York Night

New York Night

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$135.00

San Francisco Night

San Francisco N...

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$135.00

Golden Gate Sunrise

Golden Gate Sun...

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$85.00

Golden Gate Sunset

Golden Gate Sun...

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$85.00

Castro Theater

Castro Theater

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$40.00

Taffy

Taffy

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$750.00

Cakes

Cakes

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$695.00

Sunset Duck

Sunset Duck

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$1,495.00

Half Dome: Yosemite

Half Dome: Yose...

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$995.00

Honey Bee: Fine Art Print

Honey Bee: Fine...

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$75.00

Ruby-Throated Hummingbird: Fine Art Print

Ruby-Throated H...

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$75.00

Red Admiral: Fine Art Print

Red Admiral: Fi...

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$75.00

Black Swallowtail 1: Fine Art Print

Black Swallowta...

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$75.00

Zebra Swallowtail: Fine Art Print

Zebra Swallowta...

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$75.00

Blue Morpho: Fine Art Print

Blue Morpho: Fi...

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$75.00

Mission Blue: Fine Art Print

Mission Blue: F...

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$75.00

Bumble Bee, 2: Fine Art Print

Bumble Bee, 2: ...

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$75.00

Monarch: Fine Art Print

Monarch: Fine A...

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$75.00

Tiger Swallowtail: Fine Art Print

Tiger Swallowta...

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$75.00

Ruby-Topaz Hummingbird: Fine Art Print

Ruby-Topaz Humm...

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$75.00

Sunset at Golden Gate:  Fine Art Print

Sunset at Golde...

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$75.00

Bronze Copper: Fine Art Print

Bronze Copper: ...

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$75.00

Mirror Lake

Mirror Lake

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$1,495.00

Alpine Lake

Alpine Lake

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$1,395.00

Honey Bee

Honey Bee

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$750.00

Question Mark: Fine Art Print

Question Mark: ...

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$75.00

Low Tide: Bay

Low Tide: Bay

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$1,395.00

Sunset at Golden Gate

Sunset at Golde...

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$650.00

Monarch

Monarch

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$1,495.00

Bumble Bee, 2

Bumble Bee, 2

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$750.00

Mission Blue

Mission Blue

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$750.00

Blue Morpho

Blue Morpho

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$1,495.00

Ruby-Topaz Hummingbird

Ruby-Topaz Humm...

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$750.00

Zebra Swallowtail

Zebra Swallowta...

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$1,495.00

Black Swallowtail

Black Swallowta...

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$750.00

Red Admiral

Red Admiral

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$1,495.00

Ruby-Throated Hummingbird

Ruby-Throated H...

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$800.00

Question Mark

Question Mark

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$750.00

Tiger Swallowtail

Tiger Swallowta...

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$875.00

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