Nature’s Inspirations: New Works by Susie McColgan

Posted In: Arts & Entertainment, Artist Feature,   By: Robert E Martin

18th December, 2019     0


 Nature’s Inspirations: New Works by Susie McColgan will be on display through January 30, 2020. This exhibition features a series of nature inspired acrylics and watercolors, on display at the Andersen Enrichment Center, 120 Ezra Rust, across from Ojibway Island in Saginaw. Exhibit hours are 9 a.m. - 3 p.m., Monday through Friday. 

McColgan captures the beauty of nature with both bold and soothing colors, dramatic lighting and unique compositions creating a world of peacefulness and joy. Her acrylics and watercolors incorporate large painterly brushwork, lush washes combined with expressive and sometimes whimsical details which bring delight to Mother Nature’s creations. 

Susie was born and raised in Saginaw, Michigan and began her art exploration at a young age. Graduating with a Bachelor of Fine Arts & Graphic Design from the University of Michigan she began a career in advertising holding positions at agencies in Saginaw, Flint, and Detroit, Michigan, but portraitures, large scale works, and murals have remained her first love. Her portrait work depicts the photographic realism of her subject while also capturing the subject’s spirit. Susie’s diverse styles and mediums allow her residential and commercial clients to custom choose their masterpiece look by using a single or multiple image or by enhancing backgrounds, lighting and more. 

Susie’s long list of clients include Ben & Jerry’s, Consumers Energy, Covenant Hospital, Domino’s Pizza, General Motors International, Hurley Medical Center, Michigan State Medical School, Midland Dow Gardens, Wendy’s, C.S. Mott Children’s Hospital and many more. She has original works in many area collections and has exhibited for numerous shows and competitions throughout the mid-Michigan area receiving Best of Show and Purchase Awards. Visit to see McColgan’s artwork for purchase on her fine art storefront. 

Art @ the Andersen is a great opportunity for art lovers to connect with the creativity of the Great Lakes Bay Region. The project was established by the Saginaw Arts & Enrichment Commission to give area artists the opportunity to showcase their work and introduce the community to the abundant creativity in the Great Lakes Bay Region. Paintings, prints and note cards on display are be available for purchase. Art @ the Andersen is made possible with a grant from the C.K. Eddy Family Memorial Fund and supported by the Michigan Council for Arts and Cultural Affairs and the National Endowment for the Arts. For more information call the Saginaw Arts & Enrichment Commission at 989.759.1363. 


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