The Many Varied Layers of Artist Susan Raphael


Susan Raphael

Up until six years ago, it never occurred to Susan Raphael to be an artist. For thirty years, the successful public relations executive loved going to gallery openings and exhibits. She often found herself gazing at art store windows “like a kid in a candy store.”

But struggling as a painter simply didn’t seem like a feasible occupation. Besides, she couldn’t even draw.

Instead, this well-dressed Manhattanite’s creativity found its outlet in public service announcements, press releases, and media negotiations. As National Director of Broadcasting and Advertising for the American Cancer Society, Raphael produced the “Cancer Society Radio News Service” and won an Emmy for “Sophisticated Lady,” a now-legendary anti-smoking television PSA.

After an early retirement, she combined her radio experience with her love of travel, producing and co-hosting “Let’s Travel,” her own weekly radio podcast. This venture allowed her to spend time interviewing and researching creative artists from around the world. And as she recorded her travels through Europe, Asia, and Africa, it also deepened her love of photography.

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Monica Davis has been in the business of influencing people to change their lives and helping them to develop their professional and business objectives for over 20 years. Monica Davis is a bestselling business author, speaker, trainer, media coach, award-winning television host and producer, and the publisher of Exceptional People Magazine.

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