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Susanne Uerling Osberg

Susanne Uerling Osberg

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Grand Island , NE

Susanne grew up on a farm and ranch on the Republican River near McCook, Nebraska. She studied art at the University of Nebraska in Lincoln and graduated with a bachelor of Science in elementary education and speech communication disorders.  She has been painting all her life and continued her art education with master level classes.   

She has won many awards and juried exhibitions including a solo exhibition at the Governor’s Mansion in Lincoln, Nebraska and a successful joint book publication of art and poetry called “Kindred Spirits”. 

She currently is the Treasurer, Spokesperson, and Web contributor/ Administrator  for the Art Connection Group/ Facebook Art Page. 

She initiates the viewer to see the world through her creative vision. She is an intuitive painter and her goal is to bring the viewer in and experience freedom with every brush stroke. 


UN of NE Kearney Master classes in Art 2013 & 2018 

Graduated UN of NE / Lincoln   Bachelor of Science and Arts 1976 

Minor in Art  

Bachelor's Degree  in Speech Communication Disorders 1990 

Artist Statement

Time & Space 

My past works include paintings of my family, events, and life happenings which I shared experiences and expressions of life. 

My current body of work expresses my love of nature, gardens, and animals and how the three coexist. I am an intuitive painter and attempt to capture the freedom and fluidity of nature in our surroundings. 

My goal is to bring the viewer in with every brush stroke. My new series is called, “Through the Garden Gate.” My grandmother and mother had beautiful gardens. It was my memories of their gardens that guided me into creating gardens of my own on the grounds of my Nebraska home of over thirty years. 

It is those gardens, of my memory and my life, that I share on canvas. Some things, and feelings, can only be found, and conjured, in a garden. Each garden design, structure, flower, and plant tell us a story of the life of the gardener that loved and tended that special place. 

A garden path can lead to many things and for me that path has led to healing, escape, dreaming, thinking, and pondering. A place to walk, spend your day, and start a great story – there is no better backdrop than a garden. 

My new series I is Nebraska Wildflowers.  It features indigenous flowers to this area and to southwest Nebraska, where I grew up.   

I hope this series can take all those that view it back to a special garden that helped write the story of their life. 


Exhibitions Featuring this Artist

Susanne Uerling Osberg

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