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Artist Susan Astleford


An example of fine art by Susan Astleford

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  • FASO Artist Website: http://www.susanastleford.com

  • Year Born: 1946

  • Columbus, OH artist

  • Impressionist/realist style

  • World traveler

  • Price Range: $350.00 - $6,000.00




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Pastoral European scenes and delicate still lifes are the essence of Susan Astleford's artwork.  Her paintings will evoke your favorite memories encountered during your travels of Europe, Asia and the Middle East.




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Biography


Susan lives with her husband, Paul, in Jacksonville, Florida.  She has had the benefit of living in California, Washington DC, suburban Chicago, Orlando, the Gold Coast of Chicago, Columbus and Paris, France.
 
Her parents treasured the drawings she created at age three and enrolled her in oil painting classes a few years later, stimulating a long career in art.  During college, she studied Commercial Art and Fine Art, and graduated with a degree in Art Education from Penn State.  She then worked as a commercial artist in Washington DC.
 
Her medium of choice for thirty years has been watercolor for its translucent beauty and portability, but her new love is oils. In particular, water mixable oils have become her mainstay.
 
Travel, Susan’s second favorite pastime, in Europe, Asia, New Zealand, the Caribbean, Israel, the Middle East, Africa and America, has been a most exciting education in cultural diversity, architecture, costume, flora and fauna. It is this which has provided the many images, impressions, and feelings that have found their way into her paintings.
 
Susan has taught watercolor to adults for five years in Orlando, and water-soluble oils to adults for seven years in Columbus, Ohio.  She has been a member of the Palette and Chisel Academy in Chicago, Oil Painters of America, Ohio Plein Air Society, American Artists Professional League, Inc., Allied Artists of America, Inc., American Impressionist Society and Women Painters of the Southeast.
 
Susan has participated in many workshops in oil and watercolor including Phil Austin, Tom Hill, Ralph Ledesma, Phyllis Kozlowski, Andrew Johns, Phil Kantz, Diane Rath, Scott Burdick, Phil Beck, Gregg Kreutz, Kim English, Jeff Legg, David Leffel, Kenn Backhaus, Marc Hanson, Diane Fraser and Peggy Kroll-Roberts.
 
A ten-day Masters Class in Anglin-sur-l’Anglin, France, with Kevin and Wanda MacPherson was definitely an educational highlight and a turning point in the confidence she has [...]

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