Susan Rinehardt Member Since August 2012 Artist Statement I live in a small town in Ohio, have been painting for less than 5 years, and am self-taught. In December of 2011 I opened an art gallery which features my paintings. I enjoy working with oil paints, exploring different techniques, and paint from the images in my mind. I am an interpreter for the Deaf and visual communication through art and language is my creative outlet. Color, emotion, and energy radiate from my imagination, and it is my desire that the viewer will pause and recognize in the painting a universal, human emotion.