Susan Tinker hand painting silk scarves in her studioI am addicted to the natural world, both in the studio and everyday life.

While tending six gardens on my acre and a half at the far edge of Kansas City, a microcosm began to emerge. Birds fed on coneflowers, caterpillars munched tomatoes, beetles nibbled vegetables, butterflies pollinated everything and rested on my colorful shirt.

In 2001 these creatures began to inhabit my pictures. In the past nine years I have painted over a thousand butterflies, and hundreds of birds. Bugs I try not to count, but they live forever on canvas in transparent bug jars.

Forever fascinating and decorative by nature, these sanguine elements will be integral to my nature-based paintings in the years ahead.

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Silk Design

Scarves Available at:

National World War I Museum Shop, Kansas City, MO
Philbrook Museum Shop in Tulsa, OK
Denver Museum of Art Shop, Denver, CO
Nelson-Atkins Museum Store, Kansas City, MO
Crystal Bridges Museum of American Art, Bentonville, AR
Natural History Museum at Prairie Fire, Overland Park, KS
Joslyn Art Museum Shop, Omaha, NE
Kimbell Museum Store, Ft. Worth, TX
Nerman Museum of Contemporary Art Gift Shop, Overland Park, KS
Kemper Museum of Contemporary Art Gift Shop, Kansas City, MO
Orlando Museum of Art Gift Shop, Orlando, FL


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