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Artist Susan M Story


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The Artist Says:


 
 
"I’m intrigued by complex interweaving of lines, textures, and shapes: the chaos, as well as the order of nature.”
- Susan M. Story PSA-MP
 




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Biography


 
Landscape painter Susan M. Story works in an upstate New York studio surrounded by the environment that inspired the Hudson Valley School. “I am drawn to the landscape, and intrigued by complex interweaving of lines, textures, and shapes: the chaos, as well as the order of nature.”
 
Story comes from a family of artists. Her father, Stanley Maltzman PSA, HFH, whose work is in the permanent collection of the Metropolitan Museum Of Art and is the author of two books, Drawing Nature and Drawing Trees. Rachel, her mother, loved to paint  delicate florals in oil. In contrast, her uncle, Michael Rossi, was a contemporary watercolor and collage artist who showed annually in the Greenwich Village outdoor show in NYC.  Story left behind a career as a fashion designer to pursue her passion for landscape painting. She graduated from the Parsons School of Design, where the intense curriculum focused on color, design, shape, textures and balance, with a strong foundation of drawing, which prepared her well for the discipline required to have a successful fine art studio practice.
 
A Signature - Master Pastelist member of the Pastel Society of America, Story serves on the society’s Board of Governors. Story is a juried member of New York City’s Salmagundi Club, as well as the Academic Artist’s Association, Audubon Artists, Hudson River Valley Art Association, and Catherine Lorillard Wolf Club.
Story was featured in the 2019 book Pure Pastel, edited by Anne Hevener as one of 100 of today's most recognizable names in pastel. She was featured by Pastel Journal in October 2015. The honors she has received include the Gold Medal of Honor from Audubon Artists and the Anna Hyatt Huntington Bronze Medal for Pastel from the Catherine Lorillard Wolf Art Club. Her awards from the Pastel Society of America include the Herman Margulies Award for Excellence, donated by Dianne B. Bernhard and the Richard McKinley [...]

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