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Susan Boulet’s Beautiful Artwork

By Saturday 23 January 2010Friends & Family, Inspiration

I recently came across Susan Boulet’s Goddesses Knowledge Cards, I instantly loved them. The artwork was beautiful and on the back of each of the goddess card’s was information about that particular goddess. The artwork was inspirational, so I went in search of other artwork Susan has done and found Animal Spirits Knowledge Cards.

So impressed with this artist’s work that I wanted to know more. So I did some research:

Susan Seddon Boulet, a San Francisco Bay Area artist whose work is widely known, died at her home in Oakland on Monday, April 28, after a long struggle with cancer. She was 55.

Susan Boulet was born in Brazil of English parents who had emigrated there from South Africa. Her early childhood was spent on a large cattle ranch which allowed her great freedom and where she first developed the love of fairy tales and fantasy that would later be revealed in her paintings. She was educated in Sao Paulo, Rio de Janiero, and later in Switzerland. It was here that she began her training as an artist. She came to the United States in 1967, but always retained a great love for the land and people of Brazil.

Susan Boulet’s art has had a profound influence on many people. She was a prolific artist whose themes ranged from portrayals of medieval figures and fantasy characters in her early work to goddesses and shaman figures in more recent images. Working principally in oil pastel, inks and occasionally pencil, she developed a distinctive personal style characterized by the use of color applied in layers from which dream-like forms emerged. Susan Boulet drew her inspiration from a wide variety of sources: mythology and poetry, Jungian psychology and worldwide spiritual traditions, as well as a deep love of animals and the natural world. Underlying her work is a spiritual quality and a universality which strikes a chord in people from many walks of life. Her paintings have been widely reproduced and are held in collections around the world. Published works include Shaman: The Paintings of Susan Seddon Boulet (1989), and The Goddess Paintings (1994), both published by Pomegranate Artbooks in Rohnert Park.

The inspiration that people drew from Susan Boulet’s work was often heightened by their meeting her in person. She loved to be present when her paintings were shown and those who met her, however briefly, were invariably touched by her empathy, gentleness, modesty and charm. Her ability to listen and make personal connections won her innumerable admirers. Indeed, one of her greatest challenges was to balance her artist’s need for solitude with her love of friends. At a recent gathering in her honor a large number of people paid tribute to her generosity, sense of humor and the profound influence her art had exerted upon their lives. Susan Seddon Boulet was married to Larry Boulet who died in 1980. She is survived by a son, Eric, and a brother, Patrick Seddon, of Oakland, California, and her step-mother, Naide Seddon, and a brother, Ernani Seddon, of Sao Paulo, Brazil.
(from: http://www.well.com/~davidu/boulet.html, Last Accessed: 14th November 2009)

I was saddened to read that she has passed away, such a talent gone off this physical plane. I was also disapointed that I was unable to find Gods Knowledge cards and couldn’t create some now that she had passed away.

I loved both of the packs of cards and knew that two of my pagan friends would too. So I bought them for Simon and JL for Yule.

If you want to view more of the truly beautiful and inspirational artwork by Susan Boulet you can google image search her name or click here.

In love and light,

Antony

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4 Comments

  • Sye says:

    She sounds like one of those people I regret not knowing. I felt the same way after listening to Eva Cassidy’s music, and finding out that she died of cancer before reaching the big time.

    Its a horrible feeling, it isn’t really loss, its more of a sense of something being stolen from you. A right to know someone who touches you so deeply which is taken in an irrevocable way. Its harsh.

    Ant, I have a week off, lets meet up and walk one of these evenings x

  • Antony says:

    Yeah I know what you mean completely. I felt the same too when I discovered Eva Cassidy’s music only to find that she had died – never to produce more.

    We should walk – text me.

    A x

  • jesse houston says:

    Hi, if you can help me. There is a painting of susan boulets, that I have been in love with since I was a small girl. I cant seem to find it anywhere. The painting is of a unicorn with the image of a woman within the unicorns body. standing above her is the redbull, with a dark castle in the background. The painting was shown in a book called In Pursuit Of The Unicorn. There is no name shown for the painting. I have searched the internet, if you know or can find out I would be ever so greatfull. Thanks

  • Antony says:

    Hi Jesse,

    I’ve not seen that one but it sounds beautiful. Although I can’t tell you where it is I can tell you it’s not in the Goddess Knowledge Cards or the Animal Spirit Cards. Tried Google image search? Or Ebay? Or Amazon?

    Hugs,

    A x

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