Artist Susan Kiss

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Much like the hills and valleys of life the landscape around us evolves and faces challenges. My inspiration to paint comes from the ever changing landscape with its vast nuances of color, light and organic shapes. While growing up in New England it was the trees, coastlines and unique seasons that influenced me as an artist. Color is what usually draws me in to paint a place or scene. Yet, truly feeling and capturing the essence of a subject is what I ultimately strive for in my painting. I have lived in Connecticut, Vermont, and Colorado with Florida being my home the longest.
University of Colorado, Boulder, CO; BFA degree, 1974
Art Institute, Ft. Lauderdale, FL; (studied commercial art), 1979
I have been fortunate to study landscape painting under many different artists, including
Albert Handell (mentoring), Richard McKinley, Frank Federico, Susan Ogilvie, Terri Ford,
Margaret Dyer, Marla Baggetta, Casey Klahn, Lyn Asselta, Aline Ordman, Lorenzo Chavez 
Exhibits and Awards 
PSCF "Living Waters," Heritage Museum, FL, Award of Merit, 2019
IAPS Biennial Convention, Albuquerque, NM, 2019 
Pastel Society of Central Florida Fall Exhibit, Mount Dora Center for the Arts, Merit Award, 2017
Pastel Society of Central Florida Spring Exhibit, "Primary Colors," Merit Award  , 2017
Pastel Society of North Florida 14th National Juried Exhibition, Exceptional Merit Award, 2016
Pastel Society of Central Florida Fall Exhibition, Third Place, 2016 
Pastel Society of Central Florida Fall Exhibition, Merit Award, 2015
Pastel Society of Tampa Bay IX Possibilities in Pastel Juried Exhibition, Third Place, 2015
Pastel Society of North Florida 13th National Juried Exhibition, Second Place, 2014
Pastel Society of Central Florida Fall Exhibition, Merit Award, 2014
Southeastern Pastel Society Juried Exhibition, Oglethorpe Univ., GA, 2014
Tampa Bay Pastel Society Exhibition, Merit Award, 2014
Pastel Society of Central Florida Exhibition, Third Place, 2013
The Artist's Magazine Annual Art Competition, Finalist, 2013
IAPS (International Assoc. of Pastel Societies) Juried Web Show Exhibition, 2013
Pastel Society of North Florida Juried Exhibition, Honorable Mention, 2013
Tarpon Springs [...]

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