Susan Mae Hull, a fourth generation native San Diegan, holds an associate of arts degree in fine arts, with honors in painting. She established Ladybug Art Studio in 1974, providing custom art to businesses, corporations, colleges and the general public. Hull taught art for various organizations and continues to offer beginning level private instruction in most mediums.
She is an award winning artist and photographer, a teacher, lecturer, author and master calligraphist. She recently published her first book, ADVENTURE with barney. Hull wrote, lettered and illustrated the book which features the youngest of her four grandchildren.
She sold her retail business in the spring of 2010, allowing her enjoy life more while pursuing her passion for art and writing.
My goal with my art is to share the gentle beauty of nature and creatures.
I focus my work on animals and plein air landscape, employing the softer mediums of art.
I love the impressionistic quality of pastel, one of the oldest mediums; the unique combination of precision and impetuousness in ancient Chinese brush painting; the serendipity of watercolor; and the strict discipline of calligraphy.
I particularly enjoy melding these disparate disciplines.
San Diego Watercolor Society
San Diego Art Museum Artists’ Guild
Pastel Society of San Diego
Associated Fine Artists
Southern California Plein Air Painters’ Association
Allied Artists of Idyllwild
International Plein Air Painters’ Association