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Susan Parmenter grew up in rural Massachusetts on a working apple farm. She was the fifth of six children and spent much of her time exploring the woods, fields and orchards as well as drawing, painting and “imagining”. At an early age she was inspired by the work of Beatrix Potter and decided she too, would be an artist.
Susan attended Massachusetts College Of Art as an illustration major and eventually moved to New Hampshire where she worked as a freelance illustrator for over twenty years. Presently, her love of drawing and painting has returned her to the fine art world.
She has studied with many high quality artists in the New England area including Richard Schmid and The Putney Painters and John C. Traynor. She paints in a realist style using oils and pastels. Favorite subjects are landscape, still life and animals.
Susan is a full-time artist, working and living in Sunapee, New Hampshire along with her husband, a cat, a bird and her beloved corgis.
I am passionate about art and compelled to create. Like breathing, I just have to do it. Painting, drawing, making something beautiful, truly gives me joy. If I can paint beyond the subject and move the viewer “to feel”, then I am happy.
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