Award-winning artist, Susan Sternau, paints and teaches at her Sausalito garden studio. Located just off the locals’ shopping street, her studio is in a converted Victorian fishing cottage. Susan is also the author of four books on art and architecture: Matisse, Art Deco, Art Nouveau, and Museums. Her students have ranged in age from eight to eighty.
Susan’s most famous students were Warren Buffett and Bill Gates who took a lesson with her as part of Buffett’s 75th birthday celebration. Buffett subsequently told her that “she could tell everyone she taught him everything he knows about painting, but that might not be good for her business.” He was one of her more interpretive students, and still displays his Angel Island landscape painting proudly in his office in Omaha.
Susan enjoys introducing students to art, no matter what their level of experience. She paints along with her students, and specializes in a fun and relaxing lesson which has the bonus of creating a unique souvenir you can take home and hang on the wall.
Susan specializes in landscape painting and is fluent in oils, watercolors, and acrylics. She has exhibited in New York, Philadelphia, Florida, and the San Francisco Bay Area. She has done numerous commissions and her work is in many private collections. Susan has been represented by the Heartful Art Gallery in Sausalito and Sausalito Art Galleries. Learn more about Susan.