Artwork © 2016 Susan F. Picard

Artist’s Bio / Statement


Art and the study of the human body have always been part of who I am and what I do. Practical economics determined my first career. However, passion drove me to pursue art full-time: primarily as a painter. I am largely self-taught but credit several talented teachers who have generously guided me with a more formal art education along the way. My painting endeavors to move beyond representation of an individual’s anatomy and seeks to get to the essence of the subject’s soul while still 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 a visual language. I am inspired by many artists, primarily Botticelli, Schiele, Saville, Hausner, Neel and Kahn. My work is represented in several private collections in  Florida and Maryland/DC area.

 

“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”  Alice Neel


Recent Exhibitions


2016:

            “Snapshots: The Artist’s Gaze”, curated by Rolando Chang Barrero, ActivistArtistA Gallery, Boynton Beach,                           Florida, Jan-Feb

 “Lowe House of Delegates 2016 Legislative Session Exhibit”, juried Maryland Federation of Art, State Capital Building, Jan-April

 “Moments In Time”, Baltimore-Washington International Airport 16th exhibit, juried, Arts Council of Anne Arundel County, Jan-April

2015

  “Reflections”, Baltimore-Washington International Airport 15th exhibit, juried, Arts Council of Anne Arundel County, July-Dec

  Annapolis Maritime Museum, Arts Alliance of Annapolis, 4th annual juried show, Annapolis, MD, June/July

  Creative Alliance, member show, Baltimore, MD. July


2014


   “Flesh and Bone”, curated by J. Byron, Hillyer  Art Space,, Washington,DC.

   “Studies from Figure Co-op”, juried, Maryland Hall for the Creative Arts, Annapolis, MD.


2013

   “AACO: Artists of Anne Arundel County”, juror: J. Shipman, Director of Art Gallery, University of Maryland, College Park, MD.

   “Portraits from Portrait Co-op”, juried, Maryland Hall for the Creative Arts, Annapolis, MD.

   “MFA Celebrates 50”, Maryland Federation of Art, Annapolis, MD.



Education


University of Connecticut, Storrs, Conn., BS, Textile Design

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

Professional Yoga Therapist, 500 Hr. Certification


Art workshops/exhibitions: Boca Raton Museum School, Boca Raton, Fl, Armory Art Center, West Palm Beach, Fl, Maryland Hall for the Creative Arts, Annapolis, MD.


Member: Maryland Federation of Art, Annapolis, MD, Creative Alliance, Baltimore, MD. , Women in the Visual Arts, Boca Raton, Florida


Website: www.sfpicard.com

Email: sfpicard@me.com

Cell: 443 995 5398