Susan Eriksson is a painter and metalsmith who currently lives in Boulder, Colorado; we are very excited to announce that she will be creating a piece for our Inspired Art Show.

Although her formal education is in geology and geochemistry, she has spent the past two decades both studying and making art while integrating art into the teaching and learning of geology in both formal and informal educational settings.

Susan privately studied metal smithing over a 7 month period and with various artists in the U.S. Living in South Africa, Australia, and Zimbabwe during various research leaves has provided Eriksson a broad influence of art and geology from around the world. Themes related to the Earth dominate Eriksson’s art and the use of various mediums results from her love of materials. Currently, she is painting on wood and using metal and other natural materials in multimedia pieces.

For more information, and to see her incredible artwork, please visit her website at