Susan Egbert- Painter, Mixed Media. Creating art has always been a part of my life. My father was a well known artist in upstate New York and I began showing my work with him at the age of 12. I received a BA in fine art from the New York State University at Oswego and have been a free-lance artist ever since. While I am known for mixed-media portraits and landscapes, I also enjoy working with more abstracted images and collage. My family has lived in the Roanoke Valley for more than 25 years now and an artist can’t help but be influenced by the beauty of our area. I am currently exhibiting at my studio at 114A Kirk Ave. SW, Roanoke (artonkirk.blogspot.com). Other affiliations: League of Roanoke Artists, 1989 – present; Gallery 108, founding partner, 2001-2012; Roanoke Arts Commission, 2006 – present; Virginia Watercolor Society, 2008 - present; (Signature Member, 2015); Recent Awards: Best in Show – Rockbridge Art Show 2014, 2015; 1st Place Mixed Media – Rockbridge Art Show 2014, 2015; Award of Merit – Virginia Watercolor Exhibit 2014; 3rd Place Mixed Media – Bath County Art Show 2014.