Thursday, October 22, 2015

Susan Hargrove's new affordable, small paintings now available for purchase!

'Together' 6"x 8" $75.
 NEW SMALL AFFORDABLE PAINTINGS NOW AVAILABLE BY SUSAN HARGROVE 

A great way to start your art collection! Great for gifts! Or just because you love them!

I have been working on new abstract works on paper and fell in love with these small gems.

I have matted and framed them. They are ready to hang and available today!

Each painting tells a story. The colors, shapes, textures and symbols all invoke memories and emotions. 

There are only a limited number of small original paintings. So, don't delay, purchase yours today!

'Sunrise' 5"x 7" $55
' Sunset' 6"x 8" $75

To Purchase:

Many more to choose from at:

https://www.etsy.com/shop/SusanHargroveart

Or contact me at 
'Rainy Day' 5"x 7" $55
      susanhargrove@ymail.com


And check out my new upgraded website!
www.susanhargrove.com 















Friday, July 31, 2015

How to Buy and Collect Art made easy! Susan Hargrove Artist

NO! Don't do it! Don't go to department stores, or discount stores to buy just 'stuff'' that looks like everyone else's 'stuff ' Express yourself, create your own style, find your own unique voice, and create your own haven!  Don't think you don't know about art, or enough, or you can't afford original art, Wrong, yes you can afford original art and yes, you know all, you need to know about art, because you know what you love!  

And of course my art is for sale too! I offer several ways to purchase an original Susan Hargrove artwork, lay away, payment plans, credit cards, pay pal, check or cash, More art work is available at my website www.susanhargrove.com    20% of the purchase price is donated to my grandson Sebastian Sharpe, for his Cystic Fibrosis Awareness, www.cff.org  projects.Questions? contact me at susanhargrove@ymail.com

Keeping track of kisses  24x30x1

I found this great post on Houzz.com and wanted to share it with you,
There is no doubt that buying prints and posters is fun (and affordable) — but there’s a lot to be said for saving up for a piece of one-of-a-kind art. If you’ve been sticking with framed prints, let these 10 reasons tempt you into your neighborhood gallery to peruse the paintings instead.

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Sunday, July 26, 2015

Susan Hargrove artist donates 20% of all her art sales to her grandson Sebastian Sharpe for his Cystic Fibrosis Awareness Projects

I donate 20% of all my art sales to my grandson Sebastian Sharpe  for his projects to create Cystic Fibrosis Awarness.  He is in the process of designing Hoodies and T-Shirts and a YouTube series promoting the importance of exercising for CF lung health. For more information about Cystic Fibrosis please go to www.cff.org And for more information about Sebastian's projects or to donate to his projects please contact me at susanhargrove@ymail.com
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To view more of my art please go to my website www.susanhargrove.com  


Monday, July 13, 2015

Susan Hargrove artist has returned to her hometown of Ashland to show vivid paintings of woman, crows and ravens

  • Thank you, Vickie Aldous, artist critic for Ashland Daily Tidings and Medford Mail Tribune for the wonderful reviews of my new July Crows and Ravens show at Hanson Howard Gallery,89 Oak Street, Ashland, Oregon.
  • Crows and Ravens show continues through July 31st, 11am-5pm, Tuesday - Saturday.
  • Questions? contact me at susanhargrove@ymail.com





  • DailyTidings.comAshland Daily Tidings
  • Crows, ravens featured in paintings

    Ashland native returns for exhibit
  • Susan Hargrove has returned to her hometown of Ashland to show vivid paintings of women, crows and ravens.







  • "And then she said......" by Susan Hargrove."And then she said......" by Susan Hargrove.
  • "And then she said......" by Susan Hargrove."A crow tree growing out of my head!" by Susan Hargrove."Crow Dancing" by Susan Hargrove."Butterflies and Crows, Big Sis and Little Sis" by Susan Hargrove.Vickie Aldous











    • By Vickie Aldous
      Ashland Daily Tidings

      Posted Jul. 9, 2015 at 7:16 PM
      Updated Jul 9, 2015 at 7:17 PM 


      Susan Hargrove remembers her childhood in Ashland, when she lived in the Mark Antony Hotel downtown and learned to dive at the Twin Plunges pool complex.
      Her father worked in maintenance and security for the towering hotel, which is now named the Ashland Springs Hotel. As it does now, the hotel had a restaurant in the building.
      "I have such good memories," Hargrove said. "We used to go down in the middle of the night and make milkshakes and eat ice cream. It was great when you were a kid."
      The Twin Plunges closed in the late 1970s, and Hargrove moved away to California in 1980.
      She is visiting Ashland this month while an exhibit of her paintings is on display at Hanson Howard Gallery downtown through July 31.
      "It's a dream come true," Hargrove said, noting she has long admired the taste of gallery owner, Judy Howard. "It's my home town. I feel like I've come full circle."
      Her vivid paintings feature crows and ravens, often pictured with women on lush backgrounds of red and yellow.
      Hargrove said she is intrigued by the mystery of the birds, which have long been featured in myths, legends, folklore and art.
      Crows and ravens also have a playful, mischievous side.
      "They play tricks on each other. They know people and can recognize your face," she said. "They'll steal your laundry."
      In her paintings, Hargrove often depicts women interacting with the crows.
      The fanciful painting "Butterflies and Crows, Big Sis and Little Sis" features a women dressed in a harlequin costume, balancing on a ball while holding the leash of her pet crow, which has a butterfly perched on its head.
      Hargrove said crows and ravens are not so different from people.
      "We think we're so disconnected with nature and animals, but we have so many similarities with crows and ravens. Like us, they're connected with each other and form groups with each other. They're similar to human beings," she said. "I want to show how similar we are."
      Hargrove said 20 percent of proceeds from her art sales will go to her grandson Sebastian Sharpe's Cystic Fibrosis Project, which helps educate people with cystic fibrosis and their families about the benefits of exercise. Sharpe, 25, has cystic fibrosis and is an avid basketball player.
      Hanson Howard Gallery, 89 Oak St., is open from 11 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. Tuesday through Saturday. For more information, call 541-488-2562 or visit www.hansonhowardgallery.com.
      Photos of Susan Hargrove's artwork appear on A6.

      Crows and ravens have taken over at Hanson Howard Gallery, which is showing the bird-themed paintings of California artist Susan Hargrove, who grew up in Ashland.
      The exhibit "Crows and Ravens" is a result of Hargrove's fascination with these birds, whose behavior, antics and beauty have inspired poets, myth-makers and artists.
       MailTribune.comMedford Tribune
       First Friday's art walk kicks off with hot, new art exhibits to be featured through July at galleries in Ashland's downtown and Railroad District - Published 7/2/2015 in Entertainment

      fantastical mixed media by Ashland artist Susan Hargrove will be shown at Hanson Howard Gallery.
      Hargrove has contrasted the dark shapes of the crows with bright, expressionist reds and yellows. Women, often dressed in harlequin costumes, accompany the birds. In the fanciful painting "Butterflies and Crows, Big Sis and Little Sis," a woman balances on a ball while holding the leash of her pet crow. Meanwhile, butterflies climb a ladder and then launch themselves into the air

      • VISUAL ART

        5 hot new art exhibits

        Works in Ashland and Medford range from abstract to realist
      • Medford and Ashland galleries are featuring hot new exhibits during July
      • "Crow Dancing" by Ashland artist Susan Hargrove.
      • 3. Susan Hargrove: 'Crows and Ravens'
        Crows and ravens have taken over at Hanson Howard Gallery, which is showing the bird-themed paintings of California artist Susan Hargrove, who grew up in Ashland.
        The exhibit "Crows and Ravens" is a result of Hargrove's fascination with these birds, whose behavior, antics and beauty have inspired poets, myth-makers and artists.
        Hargrove has contrasted the dark shapes of the crows with bright, expressionist reds and yellows. Women, often dressed in harlequin costumes, accompany the birds. In the fanciful painting "Butterflies and Crows, Big Sis and Little Sis," a woman balances on a ball while holding the leash of her pet crow. Meanwhile, butterflies climb a ladder and then launch themselves into the air.



    Wednesday, July 8, 2015

    Susan Hargrove artist at the Hanson Howard Gallery, Ashland, Oregon

    A dream come true for me. I grew up in Ashland, Oregon. I have admired the Hanson Howard Gallery for many years, with the dream of someday having a show there.The Crows and Ravens look great and right at home in the gallery space

    The Artist's Reception at the Hanson Howard Gallery, 89 Oak Street, Ashland, Oregon was a fun and exciting event Friday evening. The temperatures were above normal for the valley, Hot, Hot, Hot. But, it didn't stop the art lovers from coming out to see my colorful, fun, Crows and Ravens show. 

    Judy, the gallery's owner, artist,and retired art teacher, has a beautiful, inviting space. I am so happy with the way she arranged the artwork. I have always admired her and her, gallery. The quality of the artists and artwork has always been outstanding.
     Crows and Ravens
    I am so happy to be showing here in Ashland, Oregon! I grew up here, many moons ago, My Dad worked at the, then called, Mark Anthony Hotel, it is now called the Ashland Springs Hotel.  It will always be the Mark Anthony Hotel to me. It is a beautiful old hotel, with lots of history. My Dad, John Hargrove and I lived there in the Hotel. Dad was the Maintenance and Security man there. The elevator was still hand operated, and had a bell boy operating it. We would go downstairs to the restaurant after it was closed to make milk shakes and ice cream sundaes.  I would walk down the street a few blocks to the Twin Plunges Pool and swim everyday all summer long. The pool is no longer there, but the memories are. Every street I go down I have memories. It's bitter sweet, my sister, Carrie Hargrove passed away suddenly over a year ago and most of the memories are with her and our middle sister, Connie Hargrove, who lives in Palm Springs.  The Hargrove girls, we had so much fun together, such good memories.  I have always wanted to move back to Ashland, but, I have my children and grandboys in Sacramento,CA and I can't get them up here!!!!!

    If you are in the area please stop by and check the show out and leave your comment, love to hear from you! The show will be up through the month of July.

     

















    Friday, June 26, 2015

    Hanson Howard Gallery Ashland, Oregon July's show Susan Hargrove's 'Crows; Antics, Myths and Lore'

    Hello Everyone, I will be leaving next week to Ashland, Oregon for my Crows show at the Hanson Howard Gallery!

    I am really looking forward to the show! And seeing lots of friends and family!  Please come to the artist's reception July 3, 5-8 pm. The Show will run through July 31!

    www.susanhargrove.com 



    “Crows and Ravens”


    Susan Hargrove is an Ashland, Oregon native. Many years ago, Susan moved to Sacramento, CA to pursue art education as her career. Susan’s dream has been to come back to her home town with an exhibition of her paintings.
    The focus of her show, “Crows and Ravens”, is a result of her fascination and curiosity about these birds. Their behavior, antics and beauty provide a valuable resource to poets, myth makers, folkloreists and artists in general that use them symbolically. They are entertaining, highly intelligent and loyal, but also they are scavengers, teasers, and can even be vicious. In this series, Susan has combined a primitive and expressionistic way to tell her own stories about the Crows and Ravens.

    Susan Hargrove, paintings and Gumaelius, sculpture

    July 3 – 31, 2015
    Reception: Friday, July 3, 5:00 – 8:00pm