Susan Newbold’s paintings and prints are her response to nature as a metaphor for life’s organic flow. Through a vocabulary both representational and abstract, she illustrates the vibrant path of valleys, oceans, fields, and rocks. Mark making celebrates the repetition of the life process, while line and color invite the viewer into its variety. In combining monoprints with drawing, painting and other mixed media, she signals the infinite design of the natural landscape. Her intention is to render the joy of creation through the spirit of these elements. The artist received a BA in Studio Art from Principia College and an MFA in Visual Art from Vermont College. Her final project, an artist book, was acquired by The Chicago Institute of Art. She is also a graduate of the Post Baccalaureate program of the School of the Museum of Fine Arts in Boston, MA. She has been awarded three fellowships to work in France by the Virginia Center for the Creative Arts and The MD Institute of Art. Additional residencies have been at the New Pacific Studios in New Zealand and the Coastal Maine Botanical Gardens in Boothbay, ME.
She has taught at Destination Arts Workshops; Mystica Resort Workshop, Costa Rica; Creative Arts Workshop, New Haven, CT; Creative Arts Program, Camp Newfound, ME; Center for Contemporary Printmaking, Norwalk, CT; Botanical Gardens Educational Center, Boothbay, ME; and many others.
Exhibitions include Rolling Out the Good Stuff, Worrell Smith Gallery, Westport, CT; Mythology, Landmark College Gallery, Brattleboro, VT; Water and Earth, MCLA Gallery, North Adams, MA; Beyond the Book, Silvermine Guild, New Canaan, CT; 9th Biennial International Minature Print Exhibition, Center for Contemporary Printmaking; Solidarity/Solitary, Miranda Fine Arts, Port Chester, NY; The Importance of Place, Norwalk Community College, Norwalk, CT; A Contemporary Look, Lyme Art Association, Old Lyme, CT; Working It Out, The Painting Center, NYC, NY.