In Honor of Veteran’s Day and Memorial Day
I was honored with the request to create a painting from the family who took the original photograph on a very emotional day.
We must never forget the men and women who protect our freedom.

This is a 16" X 20" Acrylic Painting
Painted on Artist Stretched Canvas

Thank you for viewing my art.


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I enjoy a full time career as a working Fine Art Artist and Natural Lifestyle Photographer.
To me, my art and photography is the best way to express what I see around me.
I also teach both mediums and I host 3 and 4 day Art and Photography Workshop Retreats through my private studio on my desert property in Nevada/Arizona.
I formed Elbow Canyon Fine Art & Photography Retreats several years ago to offer my students a unique one-on-one instruction.
Thanks for viewing my work

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  • Renate  Dartois
    Renate Dartoisover 1 year ago

    Wow amazing heart-touching work Susan……

  • Thanks Renate… it was life changing… very touching piece to see unfold…!

    – Susan Bergstrom

  • Jim Phillips
    Jim Phillipsover 1 year ago

    And what a tribute it is Susan, beautifully painted and so truly captures the level of emotion experienced by so many American families. Very well done, it’s a favorite for me.

  • Hey hello Mr. Phillips! Long time… thanks for your comment and so nice to see you again! Are you on Facebook?

    – Susan Bergstrom

  • Loree McComb
    Loree McCombover 1 year ago


  • Thanks so much for viewing Loree…appreciate it!

    – Susan Bergstrom

  • Jim Phillips
    Jim Phillipsover 1 year ago

    Missed you too, and yes I am on facebook and would love to be friends .

  • Awesome! I am under Susan Bergstrom and I have an art site too Elbow Canyon Fine Art that we also need to hook up on…I will search you out and if you get a chance try and find me…I sometimes have a heck of a time finding people it seems…LOL!

    – Susan Bergstrom

  • barnsis
    barnsisover 1 year ago

    Wow and Wow, the painting is amazing but the emotion of it is beyond amazing

  • Hey MT1…how’s it going? Thanks for your glowing comment! Have missed you…hello to Julie!

    – Susan Bergstrom

  • Ron Hannah
    Ron Hannahover 1 year ago

    This is MAGNIFICENT, Susan! And it’s SO GOOD to see you here!! EXCELLENT work! KUDOS!

  • Hey! Hello after such a long time…! Just returned from South Africa again and came back to a ton of requests for this to be posted so people could get prints and posters… are you on facebook? Need to hook up as I am posting albums of our latest trek to South Africa… I am under Susan Bergstrom and my art site is Elbow Canyon Fine Art… maybe see you there?

    – Susan Bergstrom

  • Marsha Elliott
    Marsha Elliottover 1 year ago

    Beautiful & touching.

  • Thanks so much Marsha…thanks for viewing.

    – Susan Bergstrom

  • Linda Jackson
    Linda Jacksonover 1 year ago

    Wonderful Susan! Love it! ( Little boy reminds me a LOT of one of my ) Have a great day!

  • Thanks Linda… appreciate your viewing.

    – Susan Bergstrom

  • WhiteDove Studio kj gordon
    WhiteDove Stud...over 1 year ago

    Wonderful painting MONBTFQ…
    You have captured the emotion…we should all feel ass parents children and true Americans…

  • Hey! Long time!…Thanks so much MNBOTF! Thanks for stopping by , always appreciate your visit and comment!

    – Susan Bergstrom

  • RobynLee
    RobynLeeover 1 year ago

  • Thanks Robin…took a chance submiting this piece into your group but then thought what the heck he has a hat on! So Thanks for this Great Feature!

    – Susan Bergstrom

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