Gottlieb is a painter and a teacher. Her artwork focuses
on cross-cultural mythology and symbolism and it is this fascination
for ancient culture that takes her to the ends of the earth.
Working in acrylic, graphite, collage and oil her work is known
for a vibrant use of color and texture. Landscapes, figures,
still life, and abstractions are translated into evocative symbolic
Susan shows actively in Central and South Eastern Pennsylvania, Charleston
South Carolina, and Colorado.
Her work is included in the collection
of Lancaster General Hospital, the Lancaster Museum of Art, as well
as several private collections. She has lived and studied in Rome,
Italy and continues to travel extensively. Susan's work is included
in the book "Speaking for Themselves" The
Artists of South Eastern Pennsylvania, by Daphne Landis.
Goethe said, “All things are metaphors.” All
things are expressions of that which is Indescribable. Crossing
time and place, symbolism and mythologies attempt to bring us into
harmony with that which is beyond the metaphor. Beauty lies in the
variations of cultural expression.
I paint and travel to embrace that that is different
from my own. My art celebrates the variety of metaphoric and ethnic
expression with respect to the universal symbols, which underlie
and connect us all.