In her 8th appearance in the Surfrider Art Gala, local artist Susan Wickstrand has generously donated “Keep Our Oceans Blue” an original oil, ink and encaustic (wax) collage on wood panel.   “Keep Our Oceans Blue” is featured on our blog banner and will be a live auction piece.
Susan Wickstrand was raised in La Jolla, CA and graduated from USC with a Bachelor of Fine Arts Degree.  Susan works in various mediums from oil, acrylic to oil, and encaustic (wax) collage on wood panel.  She’s been a professional full-time artist for over 20 years and has exhibited extensively throughout the U.S. and abroad.  Her artwork can be found on the walls of ABC’s Emmy winning T.V. Comedy, “Modern Family” and has been featured in numerous publications.   She lives in Encinitas with her husband, photographer Kevin Roche, who has participated in 10 Surfrider art galas.  Both are wonderful supporters of the Surfrider Foundation.   For more information please visit her website: