Susan O'Malley made the kind of art that warmed your heart and made you feel better. Her wise words are poetic, and her intuition and kindness radiate from her colorful, funny work that always feels perfect and positive.

She was a beloved artist in the Bay Area community, and she left the world this week, tragically and all too soon. Her poignant works will weigh heavy on the heart; her legacy is now a gift that exists to make you smile and feel comforted, which feels impossible when the earth has just lost a brilliant beam of light. Please view these images of her work and try to experience their warmth in her memory. 

images via SusanOMalley.org