About Us

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Hi there- We are Susan Gross and David Spain, the proprietors of the Boonville Art Barn. We are located in the beautiful Anderson Valley, which is a lovely valley in Mendocino County, California. (We are about 2.5 hours from San Francisco and about 45 minutes from Mendocino.)

Susan is a professional designer and illustrator and has been illustrating for over 25 years. From Joe Boxer PJ’s to Beringer wine labels to books and Nordstrom products, Susan has created distinctively sophisticated design solutions for a variety of clients. You can see some of her classic design work at www.SusanGross.com.

Susan has discovered many new creative paths since she has been living in the country. Yes, she continues to create logos, illustrations and monoprints. In addition, she loves creating handmade books, paste paper collages and especially loves facilitating others in their creative growth. Please look at her blog to see what has been going on in her studio.

David has had varied and extensive experience in the arts, particularly in creative writing and illustration. His primary focus has been in education. He has a special gift for working with young people and is an award-winning high school teacher. Together with Susan they have created a unique space for creativity to blossom.

One Response to “About Us”

  1. Mary Darling Says:

    Hi Susan,

    I really enjoyed your Open House. I have some Encaustic Art Waxes and iron that I’m no longer using. Could you use these supplies.

    I also have a lot of Southwest Art magazines – would be great with the wax art. Are you interested in these?

    I also have a few wall paper books and material book (used for curtains) – would you like these?

    Mary
    895-2867

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