A graduate of the University of California Davis, Susan Shelton is a self-taught artist. Her work reflects the many influences in her life, including her cultural heritage as a native of Mexico, her love for her adopted home of California, and her background in science and love of nature. Her work includes functional pottery, sculpture, tile, carved ceramic murals, works cast in bronze, and a variety of landscape and public art installations. She was one of two artists commissioned by the State of California to create the Commemorative Bronze Seal for Spanish and Mexican Sovereignty, installed at the State Capitol in May of 2002, and her public art projects have included carved tile murals for schools, churches, parks, and UC Davis. Shelton is featured in the “Remarkable Women” exhibit at the California Museum for History, Women and the Arts in Sacramento, along with her bronze sculpture of “Califia.” She is also the creator of the Minerva Seal, commissioned by California’s First Lady Maria Shriver, as part of her Minerva Awards program.