ABOUT ME


          Artist, instructor and designer, Susan E. Roden 
     resides and maintains an art studio in San Diego, CA. 
     Noted for her pastels, she has exhibited nationally 
     and recipient of many awards including the 1994 
     Medal of Honor for pastels from the Catharine Lorillard 
     Wolfe Art Club, NY and the 1996 Yarka Award from 
     the Salmagundi Club of New York. In 2009 Roden
     was juried in as Artist-In-Residence to the Petrified 
     Forest National Park, Az. 

         Roden’s paintings have been featured in D├ęcor 
     & Style, The Pastel Journal and San Diego Home /
     Garden LifestylesShe received a meritorious award 
     with publication of her pastel, The Wall, within The 
     Richeson 75 International Small Works 2011In 2005 
     she was cited in the Southwest Art Magazine as “Collectors 
     Choice for Pastels”. Roden’s work has also been featured 
     on the cover of the 2002 Pastel Artist International Magazine 
     with an accompanying article on her technique.

        As an editorial graphic artist, Roden’s art was published in 
     The Houston Post and Albuquerque JournalIn 1994 she 
     received two (2) Addy’s from the New Mexican Advertising 
     Federation for her 3-dimensional paper illustration within 
     Cottonwood’s Printing’s 1995 Promotional Calendar 
     designed by A-Hill Designs, Albuquerque, New Mexico. 

       Roden is a juried member with the Catharine Lorillard Wolfe 
     Art Club of New York, Distinguished Pastelist / Signature 
     Member with the Pastel Society of New Mexico and Associate 
     Artist Member of the California Art Club. She is also a juried 
     member of DailyPainters.com, the oldest online daily paint 
     website and artist member of online DailyPaintworks.com.

       As an educator, Roden is an art instructor at UCSD Ext. 
     She also teaches at the San Diego Museum of Art and 
     independently held workshops.

      Her art is represented by national galleries and widely 
     collected by private collectors. Roden’s pastels are also 
     included within notable organizations such as The Gaslamp 
     Quarter Historical Foundation of San Diego, San Diego 
     Chamber of Commerce, Women’s Museum of California and 
     the Petrified Forest National Park.