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SusanEsbensen

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Deep within my spirit lies the need to express myself. Through my art I am able to continue this process and strive for ways to improve my craft. My paintings are a contemporary fusion of many styles. I allow them to go in a number of directions from loose to a more interpretive, representational style.
I have internalized the notion of discovery in the process to keep things interesting and exciting. I use an expressive palette to capture the sweep and intensity of my subject. I use subtle detail, atmosphere, light, and line as the teller of a scene. I am a self-taught artist recently mentored by the Irish-American artist Tighe Odonoghue- Ross. My work has appeared at the Annex Art Gallery at Historic Smithville Mansion, Delaware River Scenic Byway Exhibit, Hunterdon Land Trust, The Prallsville Mill, Artsbridge, Tinicum Arts Festival, The New Hope Arts Center Artsbridge 20th Annual Juried show, The Friends of the Delaware Canal (FODC) 4th Annual Juried Art Show, the Artist of Yardley 4th Annual Juried Show, the 152nd Annual Exhibition of Small Paintings at the Philadelphia Sketch Club, and the 2nd Annual Farmstead Arts Member, Faculty Show at the Kennedy Martin Stelle Farmstead, 66th Annual Tinicum Arts Festival, Of Color: The African American Experience a juried exhibit in conjunction with the Trenton African American Cultural Festival, New Hope Arts League Small Works Show, Friends of the Delaware Canal Fifth Annual Art Show at Rich Timmons Studio Gallery, Arts and Cultural Council of Bucks County First Members Juried Art Show, The Center for Contemporary Art Members' Juried Exhibition at Gallery W in Bernardsville,the 153rd Annual Exhibition of Small Paintings at the Philadelphia Sketch Club, , the Ellarslie Open 33, Studio Montclair, ‘In Motion: Movement in Art’, Bucks the Gallery, “Water Works”, exhibition, Art Scene Today, “Mad, Mad, World,” Exhibition, “Pigments of my Imagination,” solo show at Caffe Galleria, Lambertville N.J., Member’s show The Center of Contemporary Art, “Against All Odds,” inspired by the life of Paul Robeson, The Trenton City Museum at Ellarslie, Shanti Arts Still point Gallery "The River," exhibition, and The New Hope Historical Society, "Artist Alive," exhibition.
AWARDS
"Cloistered Classical Repetition,” was awarded an Honorable Mention, by Juror Carol Cruickshanks at the Artist of Yardley 4th Annual Juried Show, 2015. "The Nightly Diners," was awarded an Honorable Mention by Janine Dunn Wade and Suzanne Pitak Davis at the 66th Annual Tinicum Arts Festival, 2015.
"Bucks County Winter" was awarded "Best of Show," at the "Winter Wonderland Exhibit," at the first annual juried members show, Arts and Cultural Council of Bucks County.
I am a member of the Philadelphia Sketch Club, American Impressionist Society, International Society of Experimental Artist, as well as several local art associations.

Username SusanEsbensen
First Name Susan
Last Name Esbensen
Member Since September 26, 2015
Website http://susanesbensen.artistwebsites.com
Membership Artist / Patron
Email susan_esbensen@hotmail.com
Phone 908-284-2067
Subscription Starts 2017-10-16
Company Philadelphia Sketch Club, American Impressionist Society, Artsbridge, NHAL, The Center for Contempor
Directory Category Visual Arts
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