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Susan Kuznitsky

Susan Kuznitsky grew up in Chicago where she attended the Village Art School at a young age. The owner and teacher there was the late Joe Abbrecia who went on to become a very well-known Western Artist. It was a traditional art education, working in charcoal from plaster casts, then oils, then watercolors. Joe recognized her passion and talent and guided her to the American Academy of Art in Chica...go after high school.

Fresh out of art school she worked as a freelance portrait artist for a Chicago chain of department stores. She didn't know it then but for the next 4 years she got the best `on the job' training that she could get painting 25-minute portraits, all ages, all types!

A huge advantage to art school in downtown Chicago was exposure to the amazing Art Institute. She fell in love with the Impressionists and became completely smitten with the pastels of that era. Since there was very little instruction at that time in this medium she decided to move to Woodstock, New York to study with Master Artist Albert Handell. It just so happened that Mr. Handell needed a studio assistant. She worked in that capacity for the next two years.

Mr. Handell not only taught her about pastels and oils but also how to teach. He would have her follow him from easel to easel during his workshops. Listening to him answer students' questions and watching his `hands on' approach continues to influence the way she teaches today. After two years in New York she opened her own studio in Chicago where she taught workshops and classes. This led to some years of traveling and teaching across the U.S. Another highlight of time back in Chicago was in the mid 1980's when she had the honor and privilege of painting at the Palette and Chisel Academy of Fine Art with another living Master Painter, Richard Schmid. This was a time of tremendous personal challenge and growth. She was juggling a full time career while caring for her late husband who had terminal cancer. Her first husband's death deepened her desire to experience life to its fullest, recording all the beautiful moments through her art.

Susan moved to the Pacific Northwest in the early 1990s and has lived in Portland since then. She is an award-winning artist, is a member and teacher with the Oregon Society of Artists, and is a Signature Member of the Northwest Pastel Society.

"My life's work is to leave the world more beautiful than I found it. I look for light beauty. It is everywhere... My job is to translate it onto canvas and share it." Tags: People, Flowers, Landscapes, Waterscapes, Realism.


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A Blustery Day at the Coast Fine Art by artist Susan Kuznitsky - Description: The majesty of the coast is very evident in this painting. Always changing and always magnificent.
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A Blustery Day at the Coast

Unframed Original Pastel - 10 x 16

All You Need is Love Fine Art by artist Susan Kuznitsky - Description: During the holiday season I decided I needed to paint something cheerful. As I was sitting in my home office on a cold grey day I glanced up to an upper shelf and there was my prized procession of my favorite band from the classic "Yellow Submarine" movie of the 60's. I set them up in my studio and created this piece. My colorful color therapy idea worked!

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All You Need is Love

Pastel - 12 x 24

$1,800 + Free Shipping
Autumn Serene Fine Art by artist Susan Kuznitsky - Description: This oil painting was done plein air on a crisp autumn day. I was just aiming to capture that fleeting moment of peacefulness watching the ducks swim by.

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Autumn Serene

Unframed Original Oil - 9 x 12

$295 + Free Shipping
Autumn Sunlight

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Autumn Sunlight

Unframed Original Pastel - 9 x 12

$350 + Free Shipping
Beach Day Fine Art by artist Susan Kuznitsky - Description: Splashing around in the water - ageless fun and joy - And who doesn't love colorful rubber boots!
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Beach Day by Susan Kuznitsky

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Beach Day

Pastel - 10 x 10

Beach Fashionista

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Beach Fashionista

Pastel - 9 x 12

$550 + Free Shipping
Blue Shawl Fine Art by artist Susan Kuznitsky - Description: I could not resist the gorgeous dappled light of this scene. It is one of my favorite things to paint. It creates a pattern to draw your eye throughout the pastel painting leading you to the blue shawl.

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Blue Shawl

Pastel - 18 x 14

$1,500 + Free Shipping
Burst of Autumn Fine Art by artist Susan Kuznitsky - Description: I love taking walks late in the day in autumn on this tree lined street in my neighborhood. The colors are so explosive
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Burst of Autumn

Unframed Original Pastel - 10 x 8

Cat Attitude Fine Art by artist Susan Kuznitsky - Description: What are you doing and why are you looking at me! For all the cat lovers out there!

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Cat Attitude

Pastel - 9 x 12

$450 + Free Shipping
Cherry Blossoms Fine Art by artist Susan Kuznitsky - Description: I always try to paint the cherry blossoms from my yard each spring. They seem to only last a moment and are one of the first signs of spring.

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Cherry Blossoms

Unframed Original Oil - 12 x 8

$295 + Free Shipping
Chicken Love Fine Art by artist Susan Kuznitsky - Description: Like an old married couple - these two seem deep in barnyard conversation. Who is the boss??

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Chicken Love

Pastel - 9 x 12

$450 + Free Shipping
China Dolls Fine Art by artist Susan Kuznitsky - Description: These ladies are so sweet and sparkly and full of color.

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China Dolls

Unframed Original Pastel - 11 x 14

$325 + Free Shipping
Climbing Fine Art by artist Susan Kuznitsky - Description: This little child was so charming. She climbed right up onto my lap when we stopped for tea on our Himalayan trek.

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Climbing

Unframed Original Pastel - 14 x 11

$325 + Free Shipping
Daffodils and Blue Fine Art by artist Susan Kuznitsky - Description: I had to paint these happy flowers in these happy blue jars. Such delicious colors!

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Daffodils and Blue

Pastel - 9 x 12

$450 + Free Shipping
Dahlia Bouquet Fine Art by artist Susan Kuznitsky - Description: The sunlight on Dahlias and back lighting on the figure creates a warm, romantic and inviting atmosphere in this painting. It makes you want to wander through those fields of color.

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Dahlia Bouquet

Pastel - 12 x 16

$795 + Free Shipping
Dressmaker Fine Art by artist Susan Kuznitsky - Description: This antique dress was painted in oil from life at Alpenrose Dairy in Portland, Oregon. It is definitely from an era past.

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Dressmaker

Unframed Original Oil - 14 x 11

$325 + Free Shipping
Farmer's Market Fine Art by artist Susan Kuznitsky - Description: A beautiful harvest from the local farmer's market. Looks like vegetable soup for dinner!

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Farmer's Market

Unframed Original Pastel - 12 x 16

$225 + Free Shipping
Fields of Color Fine Art by artist Susan Kuznitsky - Description: Late afternoon light created the warm glowing light in this pastel painting. I love the endless rows of color leading back to the woods and house. And the strong cast shadows to pull you in.

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Fields of Color

Pastel - 18 x 18

$1,800 + Free Shipping
Foggy Morning Fine Art by artist Susan Kuznitsky - Description: I love the romance of the early morning fog lifting as the autumn colors are revealed as the sun burns through the fog. Country living at its best.

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Foggy Morning

Oil - 10 x 18

$750 + Free Shipping
Forest Life

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Forest Life

Unframed Original Pastel - 8 x 8

$275 + Free Shipping
Forest Magic Fine Art by artist Susan Kuznitsky - Description: The magic hour late in the day when the sun just filters through the trees to create that magical light.
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Forest Magic by Susan Kuznitsky

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Forest Magic

Pastel - 8 x 8

Forest Sunlight Fine Art by artist Susan Kuznitsky - Description: There is nothing more beautiful than that last peak of light on the forest floor. The magic hour.

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Forest Sunlight

Pastel - 16 x 16

$1,500 + Free Shipping
Garden Gate

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Garden Gate

Pastel - 8 x 10

$525 + Free Shipping
Garden Stroll II Fine Art by artist Susan Kuznitsky - Description: Another lovely garden scene with afternoon sun filtering through the Rhododendron trees and shrubs creating a pattern of dappled light on the lawn.

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Garden Stroll II

Pastel - 14 x 18

$1,200 + Free Shipping
Happy Daffodils Fine Art by artist Susan Kuznitsky - Description: One of the things I love to paint in pastel each spring are these joyful flowers. They are like spring time smiles.

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Happy Daffodils

Unframed Original Pastel - 8 x 10

$225 + Free Shipping
Harbor Sunset Fine Art by artist Susan Kuznitsky - Description: I was struck by the stillness of the harbor at sunset on this day and the soft light on the boats.

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Harbor Sunset

Pastel - 12 x 18

$900 + Free Shipping
Iris Garden Fine Art by artist Susan Kuznitsky - Description: This is the Iris Garden in full bloom. The rhythms and patterns of all the different foliage creates a very romantic vision.
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Iris Garden by Susan Kuznitsky

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Iris Garden

Unframed Original Pastel - 10 x 18

King of the Coop

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King of the Coop

Unframed Original Pastel - 8 x 10

$325 + Free Shipping
Lanikai Beach Fine Art by artist Susan Kuznitsky - Description: This original pastel was done plein air on the beautiful beaches of Hawaii.

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Lanikai Beach

Unframed Original Pastel - 6 x 9

$195 + Free Shipping
Late Summer Flowers Fine Art by artist Susan Kuznitsky - Description: Dahlias are so fun to paint. They come in so many sizes and colors and they seem to have personalities of their own

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Late Summer Flowers

Unframed Original Pastel - 16 x 12

$295 + Free Shipping
Lavender Fine Art by artist Susan Kuznitsky - Description: Lavender fields are so romantic. Plus the added romance of the backlighting in this lovely moment.

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Lavender

Unframed Original Pastel - 14 x 11

$325 + Free Shipping
Lavender Days Fine Art by artist Susan Kuznitsky - Description: I was really fascinated by the rhythm of lavender and green in this plein air pastel painting.

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Lavender Days

Unframed Original Pastel - 7 x 17

$295 + Free Shipping
Lazy Summer Day Fine Art by artist Susan Kuznitsky - Description: This was painted with pastels on a warm summer day when a small group of us hired this lovely model to pose for us.

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Lazy Summer Day

Unframed Original Pastel - 9 x 12

$295 + Free Shipping
Lovely Lady Fine Art by artist Susan Kuznitsky - Description: This oil painting was done plein air. It was a very warm spring day and I just loved the light on this statute surrounded by the beauty of this garden.

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Lovely Lady

Unframed Original Pastel - 9 x 12

$295 + Free Shipping
Milk Glass & White Blossoms Fine Art by artist Susan Kuznitsky - Description: The rich deep purples and blues really offset the glow of these blossoms freshly cut in this charming milk glass vase.

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Milk Glass & White Blossoms

Unframed Original Oil - 10 x 8

$225 + Free Shipping
Mother and Child Fine Art by artist Susan Kuznitsky - Description: I wanted to express the universal connection between mothers and their children as well as the most colorful clothing of this indigenous tribe. I love the intense look of the child looking so curiously at me as I took the photo.

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Mother and Child

Pastel - 18 x 16

$1,200 + Free Shipping
Nightlife

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Nightlife

Unframed Original Pastel - 8 x 14

$425 + Free Shipping
Ocean Sunset Fine Art by artist Susan Kuznitsky - Description: I love the Oregon coast. You can go to the same spot over and over and it never looks the same. I can only hope to capture a moment in time with this peaceful sunset.
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Ocean Sunset by Susan Kuznitsky

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Ocean Sunset

Pastel - 12 x 9

Olive Oil Trio

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Olive Oil Trio

Unframed Original Pastel - 10 x 8

$295 + Free Shipping
On Vacation

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On Vacation

Pastel - 7 x 12

$525 + Free Shipping
Peaceful and Powerful Fine Art by artist Susan Kuznitsky - Description: Hear the sound and feel the power of this rushing waterfall. Easy meditation.

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Peaceful and Powerful

Pastel - 10 x 8

$495 + Free Shipping
Peaceful Stream Fine Art by artist Susan Kuznitsky - Description: I was so drawn to the light drifting across this stream on our hike.

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Peaceful Stream

Pastel - 7 x 12

$350 + Free Shipping
Pink Callies Fine Art by artist Susan Kuznitsky - Description: The soft but powerful complimentary colors of this pastel create a beautiful glow of colors.

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Pink Callies

Unframed Original Pastel - 12 x 9

$295 + Free Shipping
Pondering Fine Art by artist Susan Kuznitsky - Description: I love the intensity of this expression on this cat! Looking for the next adventure.

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Pondering

Unframed Original Pastel - 8 x 8

$225 + Free Shipping
Purple Trio Fine Art by artist Susan Kuznitsky - Description: This is a little intimate glimpse of a moment is the Iris garden done plein air in oil.

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Purple Trio

Unframed Original Oil - 8 x 10

$225 + Free Shipping
Red Barn in Summer

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Red Barn in Summer

Unframed Original Pastel - 10 x 13

$495 + Free Shipping
Rooster Shadow Fine Art by artist Susan Kuznitsky - Description: An ordinary subject with and extraordinary shadow makes this such a fun and whimsical painting. More chicken love!

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Rooster Shadow

Pastel - 8 x 6

$425 + Free Shipping
Senior Moment Fine Art by artist Susan Kuznitsky - Description: I was at the Dahlia Fields on a photo shoot with a model. She needed a break so I sat down to wait for her and glanced over to see these lovely ladies. Seniors, yes, but still very much alive! They needed to be recognized!

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Senior Moment

Pastel - 12 x 18

$1,500 + Free Shipping
Snapdragons Fine Art by artist Susan Kuznitsky - Description: I bought these at a local nursery and put them on my deck railings and the back light was so intense I just had to create an oil painting of them before they went into the ground.

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Snapdragons

Unframed Original Oil - 9 x 12

$295 + Free Shipping
Snowy Sunset

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Snowy Sunset

Unframed Original Pastel - 5.5 x 8

$200 + Free Shipping
Soft Sunset

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Soft Sunset

Pastel - 8 x 14

$750 + Free Shipping
Spring Blooms Fine Art by artist Susan Kuznitsky - Description: I was drawn to the wonderful pattern of light and shadow of the white blossoms against the intense blue sky.

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Spring Blooms

Unframed Original Pastel - 12 x 9

$295 + Free Shipping
Summer Breeze

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Summer Breeze

Pastel - 9 x 6

$475 + Free Shipping
Summer Dreams Fine Art by artist Susan Kuznitsky - Description: Outdoor still lifes are so fun to paint. This scene leaves so much to the imagination.

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Summer Dreams

Oil - 12 x 16

$1,500 + Free Shipping
Summer Garden

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Summer Garden

Unframed Original Pastel - 11 x 14

$550 + Free Shipping
Summer Still Life Fine Art by artist Susan Kuznitsky - Description: This scene just captures the romance of a summer day when you can just relax and be in the beauty of the garden.

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Summer Still Life

Pastel - 6 x 12

$350 + Free Shipping
Summer Vacation Fine Art by artist Susan Kuznitsky - Description: This scene just captures the nostalgia of this old summer lodge. Summer vacation at its best.

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Summer Vacation

Unframed Original Pastel - 9 x 12

$295 + Free Shipping
Summer Walk Fine Art by artist Susan Kuznitsky - Description: I love the glowing light I captured on an early evening walk in the park.

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Summer Walk

Unframed Original Pastel - 9 x 12

$295 + Free Shipping
Sunflower Trio Plus One Fine Art by artist Susan Kuznitsky - Description: I just had to add the little guy on the left to this tri of happy flowers.

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Sunflower Trio Plus One

Unframed Original Oil - 12 x 8

$295 + Free Shipping
Sunset Gull Fine Art by artist Susan Kuznitsky - Description: This is a moment in time just before the sun sets.

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Sunset Gull

Unframed Original Pastel - 12 x 9

$295 + Free Shipping
Sunset Melody Fine Art by artist Susan Kuznitsky - Description: How amazing is this sunset? What else can I say?

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Sunset Melody

Oil - 12 x 24

$1,500 + Free Shipping
Sweet Light Fine Art by artist Susan Kuznitsky - Description: The back light just makes these potted plants glow on the railing of the deck.

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Sweet Light

Unframed Original Pastel - 6 x 8

$195 + Free Shipping
Vacation Time

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Vacation Time

Pastel - 6 x 12

$550 + Free Shipping
View from the Shade Fine Art by artist Susan Kuznitsky - Description: This lavender fields are just gorgeous but adding this little pop of red just made the scene different.

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View from the Shade

Unframed Original Pastel - 12 x 12

$325 + Free Shipping
Vineyard Goddess Fine Art by artist Susan Kuznitsky - Description: This statue was the first thing I saw driving into this vineyard. I never made it past her - just stopped, set up and painted away.

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Vineyard Goddess

Unframed Original Oil - 18 x 10

$225 + Free Shipping
Vineyard View #2 Fine Art by artist Susan Kuznitsky - Description: It is always so fun and challenging to capture the essence of the vineyards in our beautiful wine country.

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Vineyard View #2

Unframed Original Oil - 6 x 8

$195 + Free Shipping
Welcome Fine Art by artist Susan Kuznitsky - Description: This little store is just so full of charm.

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Welcome

Unframed Original Pastel - 7.5 x 17.5

$325 + Free Shipping
Wendy's Garden Fine Art by artist Susan Kuznitsky - Description: I am so lucky to live near Wendy. She is a master gardener. Her garden is her canvas and I get to paint it!

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Wendy's Garden

Pastel - 20 x 16

This piece is currently being displayed at the Bjornson Vineyard tasting room in the Eola-Amity Hills.

$1,500 + Free Shipping
Wild Daisies Fine Art by artist Susan Kuznitsky - Description: This field of wild daisies was quite a surprise on this day at the ocean.

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Wild Daisies

Unframed Original Pastel - 7 x 18

$325 + Free Shipping
Window Box Red

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Window Box Red

Pastel - 10 x 8

$550 + Free Shipping
Winter Wonder Fine Art by artist Susan Kuznitsky - Description: Living in Portland, Oregon, I don't get much of an opportunity to paint snow. Plus I am definitely a wimp about going out to paint in it. So I just painted these tree tops outside my window ,

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Winter Wonder

Unframed Original Pastel - 6 x 8

$195 + Free Shipping