About the Artist


Susana Scarborough has always loved the land and the outdoors. Painting landscapes and still life is one of her primary joys. Expressing the essence of the landscape and interpreting the light, the color and the emotional content of her subject is what she strives for.

Scarborough says, "I enjoy experiencing the warmth or the coolness of the California landscape.  There is a sense of the heat in the dry grassy hillsides while wondering how the cattle tolerate the heat. Then there is the coolness and color of the bay waters. It's exciting and fascinating. In my paintings, I try to capture all of this."

Born and raised in Yorkshire, England and a resident of Montclair, in Oakland, for over 20 years, Scarborough is equally at home painting the Yorkshire Dales or local Bay Area scenes. Scarborough was formerly in nursing including hospice work. This made her appreciate how precious live is and what beautiful surroundings we live in.

She has studied with several artists including Jonathon Bachelor, Anthony Holdsworth, and Ning Hou; and has attended workshops of William Scott Jennings and Ian Roberts.

A selection of her paintings are currently on view at:
Valley Art Gallery in Walnut Creek