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Susie Tenzer

Colored Pencil

St. Louis, MO

Susie Tenzer was born and raised in St. Louis, MO. She is a signature member of the Colored Pencil Society of America and a member of the Pencil Art Society of Canada. She is a juried member of the St. Louis Artists Association and the Best of Missouri Hands. Her work is in private collections around the world.

People always say, “Wow, is that really colored pencil? They look like photographs.” I fell in love with the challenge of photorealism. It’s like magic, making things look real on paper. I visualize the finished drawing, taking photos in my studio. Capturing the way the light plays with the angles and surfaces I aim for a unique point of view. Here’s what’s consistent about my work: saturated color, interesting composition and photorealism.