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About the Artist: Susan Grove

Art has been my passion for as long as I can remember. My formal training began when I was a child, living in Southern California. I used to go with my Dad to an oil painting class weekly. I absolutely took to it like a duck to water. The only thing I could imagine for my future was to be an artist.

Years later I attended BYU Idaho to pursue my love of art as a fine art major. Here I was exposed to many different mediums. My favorite medium is oil followed closely by watercolors. I have also had a particular interest in the figure.

I went on to get married and start a family. We lived in Southern California, five children later, we moved to Southern Utah. I continued to paint and took oil painting classes periodically.

It was during this time of raising my little brood that I was exposed to some beautiful murals painted in my Uncle’s home. I knew that I could paint like that, and determined then and there, that as soon as my youngest child entered first grade I was going to pursue decorative painting. True to that decision, when my youngest was in school, I took a handful of photos I had collected of some murals I had painted in my home and in a neighbor’s house. I took those images and showed them around to some designers in town. To make a long story short, I ended up painting murals in four “Parade of Homes” houses that year. This started my career in decorative painting. That was 23 years ago. I have been painting murals and faux steadily for these last 20 plus years.

In the last couple of years I have been focusing more on my fine art with a desire to go back to what I love the most. I spend time daily on my pursuit of excellence in portraiture, landscape and still life.

About the Sponsor: Dixie Power

Dixie Power is an electric cooperative providing safe, reliable electric utility services to approximately 25,000 meters in Southern Utah and Northern Arizona. From our initial formation in 1946 to today, Dixie Power provides services to its members and community to succeed and thrive in an often volatile economic environment.

Our Mission: Building Trust- by equitably serving our members and communities with safe, reliable, affordable energy.

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