Susan Bagrationoff is a professional surrealist whose body of work focuses on mythology and mysterious creatures. Faeries and folklore are the subjects of her creations using the beauty of nature for realistic reference. She works with multiple layers of acrylic paint in brilliant hues, using metallic mediums to give a magickal ‘vibe’ to her creations.
Susan graduated with her Bachelor of Fine Arts in 2002 from Florida International University in Miami, Florida. In 2013, Susan started her own art education studio, Artsy Fartsy Art Lessons, which relocated to Kent, WA in 2016. As an active member of her community, she designed the “Hands of Unity" mural in Downtown Kent. Susan is a member of ARTrails, which is an annual art show that takes place in Centralia, Washington in late September. Recently, Susan has displayed works in exhibitions at Gallery B612 in Seattle. She also exhibits her art online through various organizations such as Biafarin, HMVC Gallery New York, and Las Laguna Art Gallery.
In a world of so much chaos, a brief trip into the realm of faeries brings beauty, peace, and magick into our dimension. I find our world to be a magical and mysterious place. Faeries have always held my fascination and I believe they thrive within our realm. Like us, they have many faces and many cultures. I utilize my artistic talents to summon these creatures so that everyone can experience their beauty and magick and inspire others to believe in what they cannot see.
My work is conjured onto canvas using acrylic paints with multiple layers and washes, often with metallic hues. Brilliant colors are used to enable the faeries to give off the feeling of their `vibe`, inspiring the viewer to discover the essence of these beings. The texture of their skin, hair, and backgrounds are vital to conveying the elemental qualities of each fae. I am constantly discovering new ways to bring my faeries to life so they can gaze upon us humans as we admire their portraits.