Mixed media artist, Susan Best, received a BFA in studio art from Sam Houston State University in Huntsville Texas, and in 1994, earned a MA from Stephen F Austin State University in Nacogdoches, majoring in Printmaking with a minor in Painting. Being drawn to thick paint and textural surfaces, Best begins her mixed media process with intuitive collage work as a base element, layering papers and other printed material with acrylic paint and medium. She embraces an appreciation of the Dada movement and it’s respect for chance and illogical juxtaposition. Like the Dadaists, Best sometimes incorporates found objects with traditional painting to defy conventionality in her work.
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