|Susan Chapman lived in New York City in the 1970s and 80s. She produced her own artwork, created murals on commission in private residences, and painted scenery for film and theatre. Years of exposure to the dyes, pigments and solvents in her work made it impossible to continue to use those media.
Moving to New Mexico in 1989, she continued to follow her interest in photography and the arts, but made her living in marketing, advertising and PR. In the mid-1990s, she began learning computer graphics and painting software and applying it to her newly formed business, Azure Communications, Inc., a web development and design firm. As her skills increased, she branched out into direct creation of digital fine artwork using these skills to newly express her inspiration.
In 2002, she printed her first large scale, archival piece on the Epson 9000 and reclaimed her joy in producing fine art pieces for the public. She is the President and Co-Founder of the Digital Fine Art Society of New Mexico [http://www.dfasnm.org ] and works to promote the appreciation of digital fine art in the state.
Her artwork is inspired by the ever-astounding beauty of nature and the spiritual and emotional connections it provides.