Silver Lake College Exhibits Susan Murtaugh: Exploring the New Digital

October 30, 2009



Susan Murtaugh’s “Peony”. A free handed drawing/painting created in digital medium.

Silver Lake College, 2406 South Alverno Road, invites the public to attend the guest art exhibit of Susan Murtaugh: Exploring the New Digital; beginning November 13th and continuing through December 14th, 2009.

Ms. Murtaugh has a degree in Illustration and Graphic Design from the Chicago Academy of Fine Art and has 35 years of experience in the field of advertising and graphic design, including owning and creatively directing her own firm for fourteen years. 

Regarding her art, Ms. Murtaugh states, “Pictures have always been in my head. My earliest memories are of attempts at expressing them. I suppose my first medium was crayon, but I’d use anything at hand—pencils, ball point pens; on any surface or material…”  Her love of drawing has remained with her throughout her life, “At heart…I’m a draftsman. I always return to drawing as the basis for all my work.  Since early this year my preferred medium has dramatically changed. And it’s being used by a growing number of artists in all genres. It’s digital.” 

Ms. Murtaugh now uses her drawing skills on an iPod touch to create exquisitely rendered, detailed works of art.  Utilizing Brushes and Sketchbook Mobile applications, she replicates traditional oil and pastel mediums. Recently, she has taken her passion for digital art to its source and begun working with Steve Sprang, the developer of Brushes, and the creators of Autodesk, to develop software that enhances the experience of painting on a small screen.

The Exhibit is open to the public from 8 a.m. to 8 p.m. Monday through Thursday; from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. on Friday and from 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. on Saturday.

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