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Susan Lynn’s paintings have been described by others as poetic, lyrical, luminous, and serene. Primarily a landscape painter, Susan is moved by the evening light hitting a stand of grasses, the movement of water, the shadows crossing a winding road, but most of all the mysteries of light and atmosphere. The early part of her career was spent working as an architectural illustrator, a practice that honed her understanding of perspective, light, and color. It was, as it turned out, a fantastic training ground for a realist landscape painter. Active in today’s plein air movement, her work has now been featured over twenty times in national art publications, including Plein Air Magazine, Fine Art Connoisseur, and International Artist Magazine.
Accomplished in both watercolor and oil, she has earned signature membership status in the American Society of Marine Artists, American Women Artists, National Watercolor Society, Outdoor Painters Society, and is an elected Artist Member of the historic Salmagundi Club. Her extensive list of awards include the Elta Joyce Murphey Grand Prize at En Plein Air Texas; the American Women Artists’s Award for Distinguished Achievement in Landscape Painting; and the “Best Beaches” Award at Cape Ann Plein Air for three years running.
In 2018, Susan moved from her native Midwest to Rockport, Massachusetts, having fallen in love with both the beauty of Cape Ann and with fellow Rockport artist John Caggiano. In 2019, she opened her own gallery, the Susan Lynn Gallery & Studio on Main Street in Rockport, and currently serves on the Board of Governors of the Rockport Art Association & Museum.