Susan Marcus Sachs

Mixed Media & Acrylic Paintings


About Susan

Susan Marcus Sachs

has been a resident of Benicia for 25 years. Attracted by the light and colors of Benicia, and its glassblowers, in 1987 she opened a weaving studio, SUMA DESIGNS, experimenting with textures, colors and art to wear for women. Finding Benicia a wonderful place to raise her children in 1992 she returned to her profession of Occupational Therapy and now is CEO of SUMA KIDS, a pediatric occupational therapy company in Concord.


An early board member of Arts Benicia, Susan contributed to the organization through volunteer hours. Susan began re-entering the artistic world with by taking art classes offered through Arts Benicia 12 years ago. “Monotype printmaking was an ideal entry medium for me – the quickness of the process and the beautiful effects with light, texture and color captured me.” Susan has had a studio in the Benicia Arsenal studios for the past 9 years.

Her Work…

Currently Susan is working in acrylics and mixed media painting, always using multiple layers of color. “I am constantly challenged to incorporate textures into my work - a hold over from my weaving & textile days - sometimes by adding handmade paper, using fibers to create shapes, or beginning a painting by applying texture to the paper or canvas, and then painting into it.”


Having been mentored for the past 6 years by Lee Altman I have found freedom in my work- going beyond paintbrushes I frequently paint with my fingers, palate knives, and hands. This allows me to add my gesture to each piece.” The artistic community of Benicia is very nurturing and supportive and I feel lucky to be a part of it.”


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Recent News & Events

Meditations in Color

Artist's Reception

April 25, 2014

6:00 pm - 8:00 pm

April 21 - July 21, 2014

Olson Realty

920 1st St # 101, Benicia, CA 94510




Recent Exhibits

Vessels, Juried Show, June 2013

Arts Benicia, Group Show

Vino Paladini, Solo Exhibit June 2011

Arts Benicia of the Community 2002 -2014,

Arts Benicia art auction yearly since 2002

Open Studios, Benicia 2005 - present




Mixed media prints by Lee Altman

Monotype prints & oil paintings
Linda Grebmeier

Fabric art by Susan Lane

Mike Kendall

Joseph Mele

Arts Benicia

May, 2014

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