Fascinated by culture and traditions, Susan Phillips immersed herself in all things Mexican and Spanish during her teenage and young adult years. She was born in Texas and earned her BS in Music from the University of Massachusetts and completed her Master’s in Art and Teaching from Harvard. She continued her love of the piano, drawing, and painting throughout her career. The mandala form was always one she returned to.
“I feel an affinity with the circular and symmetrical elements of the mandala and love to explore line and color within those constraints. I have eschewed the very complex design of traditional mandalas in order to emphasize the energy of more basic design concepts and color combinations.”
Her framed mandalas were gifted to the Vincent Lombardi Cancer Center in Manitowoc, Wisconsin.