Thursday, August 19, 2010

Art and Money combined

Her artwork is both beautiful and practical as well.

Good work Susan Gamble!

New Braunfels artist is among U.S. Mint's best
By Jeorge Zarazura - Express-News

NEW BRAUNFELS — You may not know who artist Susan Gamble is, but chances are you have one of her drawings.

And you're carrying it in your pocket.

Gamble, who lives in New Braunfels, is one of five master designers in the country whose renderings are used as artwork on coins for the U.S. Mint.

She drew the leaping salmon in front of Mount Rainier for the Washington state quarter, the grizzly bear catching a salmon for the Alaska state quarter and the scissor-tailed flycatcher soaring over Indian blanket wildflowers for the Oklahoma state quarter.

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