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Susan's pastels are available for sale.
Please send all inquiries to Susan via
Susan gathers inspiration from the
human form and from nature. In the following words she describes
her artistic expression.
“I love color.
When I see color it looks delicious. It excites me and delights
me. Painting for me is a dance with color. It is spontaneous and
passionate. It is a great source of pleasure for me. Playing as a
child comes the closest to how I feel when I paint. I am so lost
in timelessness and thoroughly absorbed, that all else in my life
becomes suspended. I transcend all responsibility and experience
the dynamic force of creation.”
"Old Home Days" is an award winning painting shown at the VT
Pastel Society's juried exhibit in the Governor's Office in
Montpelier, December, 2010.
Susan Grimaldi is an internationally renowned
Native American shaman, based in Montpelier, Vermont. She was
born into the Choctaw Nation. At the age of 7 she had Rheumatic
Fever and flew out of this world on the wing of an airplane,
where she was healed and taught. When she returned she was no
longer sick and she was changed. From that time on, she fell
into a visionary state easily and had "knowing". Her Choctaw
grandmother recognized her as a visionary, and she began
teaching Susan. When Susan was 19, she was initiated as a healer
and has been called upon to help people since that time.
Her fieldwork has been pivotal for catalyzing the
re-emergence of shamanism in China. Her dedication to cultural
preservation has led her to the Amazon basin in Brazil and to
the most remote northern taigas of Mongolia, where she filmed
the shamanic traditions of the nomadic reindeer herders.
For more information on her shamanic
work, you are cordially invited to visit her web site at:
Her healing philosophy is nicely
expressed in this brief poem:
People tell me of their suffering.
I listen closely.
I seek a vision of their healing.
Working with guidance,
I seek a wholeness for their soul.