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Here you may view a selection of my original art and prints, some of which are available for purchase. I am known and recognized for my equine art. I specialize in thoroughbred horse racing; although, I enjoy painting all types of breeds and disciplines. Horses have played an integral role in the building and history of this country and many others. These majestic gentle giants represent strength, independence and the adventuresome spirit of mankind. Horses are so well-regarded, that more than eighty percent of homes in the U.S. will feature some sort of equine related art as decoration. I hope you enjoy your visit and I would like to encourage you to contact my studio with any interest or questions you may have. I appreciate you visiting my site.

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Over the years I have amassed a large critically praised collection of fine art that spans a wide spectrum of styles and subjects. The following commissions will give you a sense of the range of my work. I have created commissioned work for many prestigious organizations including the us Olympic Team, the NFL, NASA, the PGA and Triple Crown Horse Racing to name a few. Please be sure to check out my gallery as well.

  • New bronze sculpture release "The Race is On" Thoroughbred Prancing Foal
  • Susan and Sheryl crow perform together live on stage
  • Official Artist, Belmont Stakes, Elmont, New York, 6/ 7/ 2014
  • Official Artist of Triple Crown contender California Chrome
  • Official Artist of the Preakness Stakes!
  • Official Triple Crown horse racing artist to paint live for the Preakness Stakes, Pimlico
  • Official Artist for NYC Ground Zero 9-11 "Tunnel to Towers Run" in memory of FDNY Stephen Siller in NYC's annual 9-11 event
  • Artist for Breeder’s Cup, Santa Anita Park, Los Angeles
  • Official Artist for the U.S. Olympic team for the winter Olympic Games, Vancouver
  • Artist of the Kentucky derby paints live in the paddock, ESPN
  • Official Artist for the U.S. Olympic team, summer Olympic Games, Beijing
  • Victor Espinoza and Susan unveil commemorative painting of Triple Crown contender California Chrome, May 30, Garden City, NY
  • Named Official Artist of the Hambletonian, Meadowlands Racetrack, and NJ
  • Commemorates Atlanta Braves retirement of legendary Bobby Cox at Turner Field
  • Official Artist for Rockefeller center Christmas Tree
  • Honored as the artist invited by NASA, painting to commemorate the last Discovery Space Shuttle launch
  • Unveils her NFL series live on super bowl Sunday on fox and friends national
  • Commissioned to create official Triple Crown horse racing image
  • Named official Triple Crown artist of Thoroughbred Horse Racing
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Photo of Susan Sommer-Luarca
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Ellis Island Medal Of Honor

Susan received the prestigious Ellis Island Medal of Honor in New York City. She joined medal recipients; Entertainer Jerry Lewis, Actress Doris Roberts (Everyone Loves Raymond), Actor John O’Hurley (Seinfeld), Legendary NFL Coach Don Shula, and FDNY Commissioner & 9-11 Hero Salvatore Cassano.

Past Ellis Island Medal of Honor recipients include six Presidents of the United States, Nobel Prize winners and others whose work has made a lasting impact on humanity. The Ellis Island Medal of Honor ranks among the nation's most prestigious awards. The U.S. Senate and House of Representatives have officially recognized the Ellis Island Medals of Honor, and each year the recipients are listed in the Congressional Record. READ MORE

> Susan was honored to be selected as one of Sports Business Journal Magazine's "20 Most Influential Women"

> Susan was nominated for Sports Artist of the Year presented by the United States Sports Academy

> Susan was honored to be selected as "One of 12 People you Need to Know" by Sports Business Journal Magazine