Susan Daul

Susan Daul |  12+ Years at the Waterford Fair

My Fraktur creations come from the passion I feel for this fascinating art form. I gain inspiration through my ongoing research on the history of Fraktur by visiting the archival collections in museums and from studying my extensive collection of reference books.

I take great pleasure in developing each painting as I painstakingly incorporate intricate details into my work. After carefully aging the paper to create a timeworn feeling that is subtle and not intrusive, I use pen and ink and watercolor to complete each Fraktur. I experiment mixing my colors until I achieve the challenge of painting a Fraktur that appears to have aged for two hundred years.

Designing frames that compliment my Fraktur is often as rewarding as painting. Most recently I have enjoyed using antique windows as frames to enhance my work.

When I add phrases to a piece, I enjoy searching for quotations that not only compliment the art, but also inspire the reader, completing my Fraktur in that manner.

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For Kids!

Paint your own Fraktur

Learn the history of Fraktur and its importance in tracing family generations while watching a demonstration. Children will receive a printed Fraktur to paint themselves.

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