about Susan Snipes

art and stories of transformation

artist’s statement          

My art captures pivotal moments of the hero’s journey – the universal story of leaving for an adventure, overcoming challenges, and returning home transformed. This journey is a commitment to pursue the unknown. As an artist, it is the path I am destined to follow.

Working intuitively, my experiences as a mystic and seeker emerge in my art. I incorporate personal symbolism – thistle thriving in harsh conditions, gemstones formed by time and pressure - and set scenes using memories of place - jagged peaks of the Rocky Mountains, vast waters of the Great Lakes. 
I rely on this fusion of the material and immaterial worlds to capture the otherworldliness of key moments of the hero’s journey.

I hope that those who experience my art will find inspiration and solace during their own journeys of transformation.

artist biography          

Susan Snipes is an artist living and working in Cleveland, Ohio whose work reflects creative, spiritual, and emotional journeys. She is also a designer and storyteller and chronicles her creative journey online.

Susan received a B.A. in Art History at Case Western Reserve University and was cross-registered in studio classes at The Cleveland Institute of Art.  

Susan’s paintings have exhibited in galleries across the United States, including in New York, New Orleans, and Boulder, Colorado. Her art is in private collections around the United States.

Currently, Susan is preparing a body of work for future exhibition.


May Show Extended, Annex at Stella’s, Willoughby, Ohio

May Show
, The Gallery at Lakeland, Kirtland, Ohio 

48th Hoyt Regional Juried Exhibition, Hoyt Art Center, New Castle, Pennsylvania - MERIT AWARD

Celestial Bodies, Adrian Center for the Arts, Adrian, Michigan - HONORABLE MENTION

BAYarts Annual Juried Exhibition 2021, BAYarts, Bay Village, Ohio 

Art in Isolation, Ashtabula Arts Center, Ashtabula, Ohio - HONORABLE MENTION

49th Annual Juried Art Exhibition, Valley Art Center, Chagrin Falls, Ohio

Great Northern Art Explosion, AuSable Artisan Village, Grayling, Michigan

Art from the Shutdown, YARDS Projects, Cleveland, Ohio