Susan Van Campen

Susan Van CampenSusan Van Campen will end the summer series with her “Watercolor Painting Workshop.” Susan Van Campen is both artist and naturalist, drawing her inspiration from the world out of doors – from the sloping meadows unfolding outside her window, and the shapes and shades of the flowers she herself has tended. She seeks to capture the fleeting beauty she sees in nature through her carefully crafted watercolor still-lifes. Through a veil of modernism, she presents bold, vibrant blooms in uncluttered compositions on white ground in a careful balance of painted subject and negative space. Susan studied at the Pennsylvania Academy of Fine Arts. She is represented by Hirschl & Adler Gallery, NY and Dowling Walsh Gallery, Rockland, ME. Her work can be found in the Farnsworth Museum in Rockland, Maine, the Woodmere Art Museum, Philadelphia; as well as many corporate and private collections.

“The watercolor workshop will include both floral still-life painting in the studio and landscapes painted on site. We will explore the process of setting up and arranging as well as composing and painting the subjects. The landscapes will be a direct approach with light, weather and movement guiding our focus, passion and vision being our motivators.”