Susan in her studio
Plein air, Sarasota
Poppy field in Provence, France
Monet's water lilies painting, Paris
Avignon, France
London
Monet's Garden
Lavender field, Provence, France
Perouges, France
Varenna, Lake Como
Spello, Italy in the rain

 

Thank you for viewing my paintings!  For prices or sizes please don't hesitate to contact me via phone, text, email or Facebook messenger.

 

Susan.Rhodes@aol.com

617-285-8177

I am now offering hand embellished giclees of all of my original paintings.  Sizes from small to huge can be ordered.

About me:

 

My design background includes stained glass, pastels, silversmithing, Interior Design, and photography.  I started oil painting when I was 16 after seeing the late Bill Alexander on PBS.  My parents bought me an easel, canvases and paints and for the next few years until college I could be found mostly in the basement of our Cambridge, MA apartment building painting.  After college, where I studied marketing and photography, I took many classes at RISD (The Rhode Island School of Design), The Art Institute of Boston and The deCordova Museum School in Lincoln, MA.  I still love going to art workshops and often travel around the country to learn about various painting techniques.  Of course I always have my camera with me!  

 

While I do paint from life in plein air, I love photographing an area and painting the images I've captured.  I find the excitement of discovering new places really fuels my creative spirit.  Over the past few years, while living in FL, my husband and I  have traveled to Italy, France, Spain, Greece, Holland, Cuba and the U.K.  I've produced many paintings from the photos I've taken and I'm always working on new ones!

Currently I'm working on a series of  National Park paintings sparked by a 39 hour drive from FL to Glacier National Park, MT in 2020.  Visits to Yellowstone, Grand Tetons, Arches, Blue Ridge Parkway and Rocky Mountain National Parks has created much inspiration for new work!

Exhibits:

 

  • Shaffer Gallery, St. Augustine

  • The Gallery at Gulf and Pine, Anna Maria Island

  • Art Uptown Gallery, Sarasota – web member

  • Various VAL and VAA shows in The Villages

 

Custom oil paintings available - from your photo or mine.  Please inquire

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Website:        SusanRhodes.net

Email:            Susan.Rhodes@aol.com

Cell Phone:   617-285-8177

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