Born in New York City, Susan earned a Bachelor of Fine Arts degree from Pratt Institute. She credits her instructors with giving her a firm foundation of drawing, anatomy, form and structure, and for instilling in her the desire to aim higher and stay true to the best traditions of creativity. Susan furthered her education at Syracuse University, where she received a Master of Arts degree, and at George Mason University, where she was awarded a doctoral degree in 2007. 

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16 x 20  oil on cradled panel

This scene took place in the bar area of a hotel In New York City’s Times Square. The positions of the bartender and her patron reminded me of Vermeer’s “Soldier and Laughing Girl.” I was captured by the contrast between the heightened color of the light tower, made of empty bottles, and the somewhat dour expression on the face of the woman doing her daily work.

$2,200 ready to hang

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