Artist Susan Wellington

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Born in Sasebo, Japan, but a lifelong Mississippi resident, Susan received a BS degree in Education with a concentration in art from Mississippi College.  Following graduation Susan taught high school art for a number of years before putting her artistic aspirations on hold to raise a family.   Since then she has been able to follow her passion for fine art as an artist, dedicated learner, and educator. 
Susan has traveled extensively, both in the United States and abroad.  Scenes from her travels and her native Mississippi provide abundant inspiration and subject material.  A devotee’ of painting en plein air and from life, Susan believes it to be essential in “learning to see” as an artist.  Whether working in studio or on location, she credits plein air work for the freshness and authenticity evident in her work today.  When painting, Susan seeks the essence of the subject, recognizing that her emotional response is key to the piece, both for the artist and, ultimately, for the viewer.  She believes art can be a pathway to feelings and memories.   
Over the course of her career Susan has had the great fortune to study under the direction of master artists such as Roger Dale Brown, Stephanie Birdsall, Joe Anna Arnett, and Bob Tompkins.  She admires and enjoys studying the art of two iconic American landscape painters - Edgar Payne and John Carlson.  Susan’s commitment to learning has helped her evolve and hone her skills as a painter in watercolor, pastel, and oil.  As an educator, Susan shares her knowledge and experience with students via private lessons, workshops, and demonstrations. 
Susan feels honored and gratified by the recognition her work has received over the years. Her art has been juried into myriad local, state and national shows.   She was recognized as one of the ‘Fav 15’ by the international [...]

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