Painting “A Magical Garden” at the Elyton

Painting “A Magical Garden” at the Elyton

Published on January 30, 2019

Painting “A Magical Garden” at the Elyton Hotel while it was under construction last year was an adventure. It was a wonderful opportunity to be able to create a piece of art on-site in such a beautiful and historic building in downtown Birmingham, Al. The marble lobby of the old Empire building was a breathtaking […]

Gardens, Beauty and my Mother

Published on May 11, 2013

Ever since I can remember, my mother has always been a gardener. And I am sure that her love and nurturing of all that grows, is one of the reasons that I love gardens too. Even as a small child, I can remember sprinkling my first packet of seeds onto a patch of soil together, […]

Beauty: the “kind” that lasts

Published on April 4, 2013

One of the joys of designing jewelry is the moment when a woman smiling at her reflection, looks at me and says,”I feel beautiful”. Those are wonderful words to hear, and I am always grateful when one of my creations has inspired them. So what is it exactly that makes a woman beautiful? Maybe it’s […]

2/7/2008 – Time to don a red nose and have a ball

2/7/2008 – Time to don a red nose and have a ball

Published on February 7, 2008

Birmingham News (AL) Section: LIFESTYLE Page: 2-E News columnist Susan Strickland Annual event to aid camp for kids with cancer Camp Smile-A-Mile’s Red Nose Ball has built a loyal following over 16 years. More than 1,000 guests will show up at the festive event on Feb. 23 benefiting the statewide program for children with cancer. […]

8/5/2007 – HAND-IN-PAW

Published on August 5, 2007

The event: Picasso Pets will be Aug. 18 at The Cahaba Grand. The 20 artworks by animal artists, in collaboration with professional artists, are on exhibit at the Birmingham Museum Art. The scene: A Picasso Pets painting ”It’s All About Me” by Boston terrier Sweet P. – with artist/muse Bob McKenna – was chosen Best […]

11/17/2005 – Susan Oliver signs ‘Gelbo’s World’

Published on November 17, 2005

NORDYS GALLERY Susan Oliver signs ‘Gelbo’s World’ Friends and patrons gathered at NorDys Gallery for a booksigning with Birmingham artist Susan Oliver. Susan wrote and illustrated ”Gelbo’s World: Remembering Colors,” a book for children and adults. Book-signings will continue at museums, libraries, book stores and Children’s Hospital. Some of those at the first book-signing were […]


Published on June 22, 1999

Birmingham News (AL) Section: LIFESTYLE Page: 02-D Illustration: NEWS STAFF PHOTO/JEFF ROBERTS At second Culinary Foundation gala are, from left, Sal Marino, Miss Alabama Ashley Halfman, Chef Michael Glenn and Betty Slaughter. Susan Strickland In studios all over town, artists are putting finishing touches and a final coat on miniature boxes that will be auctioned […]