About Susan Applegate
Painter, Muralist, Illustrator, and Arts Educator
Art has been a major force in Susan Applegate's life. While at the University of Oregon's Art Department, she studied painting, printmaking and pottery. Although involved in numerous illustration projects over the years, it has been painting that has most deeply captured her interest. Since early childhood, her love of forests, rivers and the life they support has served to enliven nature's mysteries as a source to creatively mine. Murals that she has painted for public spaces and private enterprises can be found in Roseburg and the Eugene area. Her artwork has been exhibited throughout Oregon in galleries, colleges, museums and regional art centers.
Susan has written a book, The Road Home, about her mother's side of the family coming to Oregon during the Great Depression. Her most recent writing project is a children's book, called This Mother's Heart and is available on Amazon.
Today Susan lives in Yoncalla, on the ranch in western Oregon where she was born. There, she creates in a light-filled studio.
Her volunteer work includes the Applegate House Heritage Arts and Education and in local and state-wide environmental and conservation efforts.