12 x 18 in.
About the Artist:
Influenced by her artist father, Susan Nicholas Gephart developed a deep appreciation of the earth and its relationship to art when she was a young child. Her passion to explore the landscape is expressed through her unique use of color, texture, and atmosphere, capturing the emotion of a moment with spontaneity and directness. Susan is a 1979 Bachelor of Fine Arts graduate of the Pennsylvania State University, and a 1977 Associate in Arts graduate from Montgomery County Community College. In 2007 Susan was inducted into the MCCC Alumni Hall of Fame, and in 2014 selected as one of 50 Outstanding Alumni. She has been exhibiting and painting award-winning landscapes for over forty years. Her colorful, impressionistic plein air pastels and oils are in permanent collections across the country, such as The Penn Stater Conference Center, Lock Haven University, and The Southern Alleghenies Museum of Art. Susan is an Associate Member of the Pastel Society of America, and a past president and Signature Member of the Central Pennsylvania Pastel Society. She also co-founded the Plein Air Painters of Central PA.
Susan spreads her love of creating art in nature to all ages through her teachings. She has been instructing pastels since the mid 80’s, and organizing the Hameau Farm Studio Artist Retreats—now in its 19th year—for all levels and mediums. All Susan’s workshops are supported by top national art suppliers, allowing her students to sample a variety of art supply products.
Susan’s pastel, “Hameau Farm Sunset and Clouds,” was published in the July 2016 issue of Plein Air Magazine in the article, “The Many Moods of Clouds.” In 2017, Susan Nicholas Gephart will be invited faculty for the 6th Annual Plein Air Convention in San Diego.
View more of Susan’s work at www.snicholasart.com.