Artist Susan Hope Fogel

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A move to Manhattan and a seemingly perfect sequence of art classes changed the trajectory of my art. 
Although there was no long range plan the time line of the courses I was attracted to became the perfect sequence
for building my knowledge of drawing and painting.
Studies of  Classical Drawing, from plaster casts, at The New York Academy of Art helped me develop a solid foundation in drawing. 
The next step was to draw from the live model at The Art Students League. Initially working in pastel with Harvey Dinnerstein and then moving on to oils.  I soon found out I could also study at the National Academy of Design with HD and Ron Sher. 
After several years of living in NYC my family which now had grown with the addition of two boys moved to our country home north of the city.  We lived close enough to Ridgewood, New Jersey where I continued my art studies with master painter/teacher John Philip Osborne.
My intent was to learn landscape painting as I was now living in the Hudson Valley and was inspired by the new landscape I was now living in.  Studies included Plein air painting, still life, floral and figurative work. The school has a North lit studio that is based on the design and scale of the Art students League north lit studio.  The prismatic palette and the north lit studios provided an exciting learning experience. 
Although I never had a desire to paint a still life I gave it a try and I was hooked. North light changed everything for me. 

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