One Artist, Three Visions
West Chester, Pa. artist Susan Curtin studied at Moore College of Art, the University of the Arts, Vermont Studio Center and received a Certificate in Painting at the Pennsylvania Academy of Fine Arts. Susan is a grant recipient of the Philadelphia Foundation for her work in mural painting. An avid artist, Susan exhibits her paintings in New York and throughout the Philadelphia region. Her work is in several private and corporate collections.
Though Susan’s styles express several diverse paths, the one unifying constant is her love of nature. Pointillism in Susan’s hand has provided a perfect opportunity to create landscapes that combine a wonderful sense of depth and nuance. Her pastels display an artful weaving of color to create light and form. Susan also has a fascinating series created from layer upon layer of tiny points of hand-ground color which captures and displays a splendid understanding of light. Her animal studies of chickens, ducks, sheep, horses and zoo animals all find a place in her work, some in their natural settings and some rendered in intimate detail against simple shaded backgrounds. Another theme of Susan’s consists of vibrant floral studies against indigo backgrounds. Susan’s work is included in Speaking for Themselves: The Artist of Southeastern PA by Daphne Landis.
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