Artwork © 2018 Susan F. Picard

Susan Picard

1211 Cavalier Road

Arnold, Maryland 21012

Cell: 443 995 5398

Email: sfpicard@me.com

Website: www.sfpicard.com

Instagram:@sfpicard

Facebook.com/susanpicard/sfpicard


 

Artist Statement

My painting endeavors to move beyond representation of the human anatomy; while seeking the essence of the subject’s soul yet allowing the mystery and questions to remain. As an artist, one must connect with their inner voice; that has been a deep and ongoing journey for me. I continue to explore the possibilities of line, color, paint and narrative; and, in doing so create my own visual language.


I am largely self-taught but credit several talented teachers who have generously guided me with a more formal art education along the way.


Quote from Alice Neel: “You should keep on painting, no matter how difficult it is, because this is all part of experience and the more experience you have the better it is, unless it kills you and then you know you’ve gone too far.”  


Recent Exhibitions


2018         • Lowe House of Delegates 2018 Maryland Legislative Session Exhibit, juror: Teddy Johnson, Asst. Professor                        Visual Arts, AACC, Maryland


2017

        • Fall Member Show, Maryland Federation of Art, juror: Jeremy Stern, Creative Alliance, Exhibits Director,            Baltimore, Maryland

        • “Humans”, What’s Up? Media Exhibit, Arts Council of Anne Arundel County, juror: Roberta Pardo, Chairman:            Exhibits Committee.

        •  “The Big Show”, Creative Alliance, Member show, Baltimore, Maryland.

        • “Midsummer Madness”, Maryland Federation of Art, Member Show, Annapolis, Maryland.

2016

  • “Snapshots: The Artist’s Gaze”, curator Rolando Chang, Governing Board, Armory Arts Center, owner: Activist

     ArtistA Gallery, Boynton Beach, Florida.

  • “Lowe House of Delegates 2016 Legislative Session Exhibit”, juror: Matt Klos, Associate Professor of Humanities and Visual Arts, Anne Arundel Community College, State Capital Building,

      Maryland Federation of Art, Annapolis, Maryland.

  •  “Moments In Time”, BWI Airport 16th Exhibit, Arts Council of Anne Arundel County, juror: Roberta Pardo, Chairman: Exhibits Committee

2015   

 • “Reflections”, BWI Airport 15th  Exhibit, juror: Roberta Pardo, Chairman: Exhibits Committee, Arts Council of Anne Arundel County.

 •  Annapolis Maritime Museum, Arts Alliance of Annapolis, 4th annual Show, juror: Frank Brennan, Board of Directors, Annapolis, Maryland

 • Creative Alliance, Member Show, Baltimore, Maryland.

2014   

• “Flesh and Bone”, curated by J. Byron, Artists Advisory Committee, Hilliyer Art Space, Washington, D.C.

• “Studies from Figure Co-op”, jurors: SJ Cohen, artist, Maryland Hall for the Creative Arts, Annapolis, Maryland


2013

        • “AACO: Artists of Anne Arundel County”, juror: J. Shipman, Director of Art Gallery, University of Maryland,             College Park, MD., Gallery at Quiet Waters Park, Annapolis, Maryland

        • “Portraits from Portrait Co-op”, juror: John Eden, artist, Maryland Hall for the Creative Arts, Annapolis,             Maryland

        • “Maryland Federation of Art Celebrates 50”, group exhibit, Maryland Federation of Art, Annapolis, Maryland


Education

Professional Integrative Yoga Therapist, 500Hr level, National certification,

Washington Hospital Center School of Nursing, RN, Washington, DC

University of Connecticut, Storrs, Connecticut, Bachelor of Science, Textile Design


Workshops/Continuing Education:

Boca Raton Museum School, Boca Raton, Florida

Armory Art Center, West Palm Beach, Florida.

Torpedo Art Factory School, Alexandria, Virginia

Maryland Hall for the Creative Arts, Annapolis, Maryland

Natural Pigments: Best Painting Practices, Raleigh, North Carolina


Member:

Maryland Arts Council, Baltimore, Maryland

Maryland Federation of Art, Annapolis, Maryland

Creative Alliance, Baltimore, Maryland

Arts Alliance of Annapolis, Annapolis, Maryland

Women in the Visual Arts, Boca Raton, Florida


Studio location:

The Gallery at Local by Design

1818 Margaret Ave.

Annapolis, MD 21401

Hours: Wednesday-Sunday 11-4


Artwork © 2018 Susan F. Picard