The thought of a unicorn farting a rainbow makes me smile & reminds me to enjoy every moment and to never take life too seriously. It reminds me to have fun every day & appreciate the simple things in life, like the joy I get from creating and sharing art. The world isn't perfect and it isn't all rainbows and butterflies every day but I believe we have the power to choose to look for the good and do what we can to spread our own good vibes so that we can make a difference in our own lives and the lives of those around us. I choose to create what I call "rainbow farts" which I like to think of as happy, fun, inspirational moments and art filled with love and laughter and I'm dedicated to spreading "rainbow farts" in this world we share. I'm so grateful to all those who join me and support me on this adventure by collecting my art, telling others about my work, being a friend, following my journey, and leaving fun comments online, etc. I appreciate you all and I create these "rainbow farts" art with lots of love and good intention.
Hi! My name is Susan Jean Tosches-Deneau. I was born and raised in Southern California and currently reside in Viva Las Vegas. I consider both home and find a lot of love and inspiration in both places. I love sharing my passion by offering my art to others, volunteering, mentoring, & hosting art events. It warms my heart when someone takes home a piece I’ve made and I adore seeing other's creative spirits soar when they discover their own imagination magic. I believe everyone is an artist and living life itself is an art.
I enjoy working with various mediums and have made everything from runway fashions to gallery paintings and children’s books throughout my creating career. I adore creating mixed media pieces and cartoon style art that creates smiles and inspires others. Some of the materials I love working with are acrylic paints, markers, canvas, wood, water color crayons, and reclaimed items like: food boxes, fun/funky/vintage fabrics, tissue paper, along with countless other goodies I see inspiration and potential in. I love putting inspirational quotes or hidden messages in my works. You may totally interpret an image, symbol, color, or quote in my work differently than I do and I love the mystery in that. I like to keep people guessing.
My current offerings are things like children's books, mixed media paintings, signed art prints, and fun art events for all ages. New art offerings and art events are being added to my website/Etsy/social media regularly so be sure to check back often. I often make only one original piece and only offer art events periodically so be sure to get that piece or take that class you have your eye on now before it's gone!
I’ve been creating with various mediums ever since I can remember and sharing my art with others in all sorts of ways since I was a kid (including going door to door selling my handmade coloring books, yes - my neighbors were really cool and supportive!); it has always been an outlet & passion of mine and I cherish the gift of being an arty free spirit. Anything to do with the arts always got my attention growing up and still does to this day. I graduated with an Associate of Science in Fashion Design in 2009 and think life is much more fun in clothes you love. In 2013 I started switching mediums from fashion design to the visual arts and really got into painting after taking a variety of painting classes. I am constantly studying and taking new arts classes to add to my creative skills set, I plan on being a forever student – always learning something new (cuz, why not?!).
I’ve had the privilege to work more fun jobs/gigs than I can count within the creative industries & have owned my own art filled businesses as well. Some of the creative roles I have filled include: Fashion Designer, Artist, Art Buyer/Curator, Art Director, Backstage Manager, Fashion Stylist, Visual Display Artist, Painting Instructor, Arts Mentor, Costume Assistant Manager (Showgirl/Cirque/Dancer), Fashion Show/Photo Shoot Manager, Charity Benefit/Event Host, Art Activities Supervisor/Mentor (for adults with intellectual disabilities), Craft Circle Hostess, Ambiance Character, Model, Executive Assistant, Junior/Intern Graphic Designer, Gallery Curator, Children’s Author/Illustrator, among many others. I have loved my life journey so far and I can't wait to see what the future holds!
Throughout my creating career, I’ve been honored to have my various works/projects featured in numerous printed magazines, newspapers, television news shows, and online blogs including: The Las Vegas Review Journal, The View, Fox 5 News, ABC's The Morning Blend, Las Vegas Weekly, Vegas Rocks Magazine, City Life, Neon Thursday, Blvds Magazine, Writer’s Life, Las Vegas Sun, Symphony Park, Examiner, Seven Magazine, The Abundant Artist, Lollie Shopping, Hello Subscription, Not a Tree Reviews, & UNLV News just to name a few. My work has been featured and/or sold at places like: Amazon.com, Barnes and Noble, Jana’s Red Room, Bubblegum Gallery, Emergency Arts, Altered Nation Designs, Electronic Music Café, Circus Couture, Couture Community Challenge, ARTrageous, Champagne Creative Group, Vegas Vision Studios, Reclaimed, Gypsy Den, The Box Office, Arts Factory, Place Gallery, Blackbird Studios, Vegas Val's Tattoo Shop, Blue Sky Yoga, Twisted Artist Gallery, Pretty Kitty, Skin City Body Painting Gallery, Wear Recycle, First Friday, Eclectica, Art Bar, Beauty Bar, Etsy, Dinosaurs and Roses, Lil Art Bodega, Design & Dine, Artsy Nannies, Fidgets, Writer’s Block, and more!
I try to live each day to the fullest while striving to be a better version of myself than the day before. I'm always seeking new adventures and experiences no matter how big or small. Being a mom always comes first and my family and friends mean the world to me. I hope to leave a sprinkle of happiness, inspiration, and love in this world we share. Namaste!