Susan Hook - My Immortals
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Hello! My name is Susan Hook and I'm originally from New York and now I live in north Georgia.
I have been an artist for as long as I can remember! My mom and dad saw this early on and always kept me supplied with construction paper, paint, tape, models, craft materials, whatever I needed to accomplish my latest creation. I began winning awards for my art in elementary school at the age of 12.
Earlier in life, I was the manager of Bill Gold Advertising on Park Avenue in NYC where I designed and created movie posters and billboards for United Artists, Malpaso and other studios (Alien, Somewhere in Time, Firefox, Bronco Billy, The Lone Ranger to name a few) and I won 2 Society of Illustrators awards for the design of 7 foot lobby displays that you see at the movies.
While in New York, I met my talented husband and we became a retouchers for CBS, Nabisco, Johnny Walker, Chiquita Banana, and many others. His very creative mind and hands help me with some of the accessories to complete my creations.
I first saw repaints in 2010 when I happened on Noel Cruz’ site and my jaw dropped! I decided right then and there that this was something I wanted to do!
After doing a LOT of research online and having e-mail conversations with other repaint artists who were kind enough to encourage and instruct, and others who have put up tutorials for everyone, I decided to jump in with both feet!
I had been doing portraits for about 30 years and I sculpt, paint in acrylics and oils, sew, decorate… so, for me, I had to take this "new" art form and make it part of my life. All of these pursuits allow me to create costumes and wigs to go with my creations. When I can't find a suitable head to repaint, I sculpt my own using polymer clay and fit them on Tonner bodies.
I am so thrilled to be part of this very supportive and extremely talented group. They make me strive to learn, and to stretch creative boundaries!