Susan Wadsworth Works on Paper

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Solo Show:  A Sense of Place: New England and Beyond  May 2014

I am having a solo show at the Cambridge Valley Artisans in upstate NY May 2-May 27, 2014. The opening will be on Saturday May 3 from 2-4 p.m.   I will be showing works from all seasons in and around upstate NY, southern VT, NH as well as Great Britain and France.

There was also a kind article about my work in relation to the Faculty Show at Fitchburg State this February:

Bonnie J. Toomey, WEEKEND BEST BETS Q & A With FSU Faculty Artist Susan Wadsworth, Sentinel and Enterprise, Thursday Jan. 23, 2014

 Brittany Seaweed Patterns 2007

My works are pastel on paper inspired by landscapes that I have visited over the past three to four decades.   I think of them as “experiential” landscapes because they reflect my personal experience in these places: out west, abroad or in my own back yard with my children.    Although the outlines look simple, I often rework those shapes and lines until they are just right, playing a good deal with negative spaces.  Then I apply up to twenty  layers of pastel, rubbed by hand until smooth.  Then I redo the lines, often more freely than the first time.  I am interested in lines working as contour, texture and energy all at once while the layered colors also move in their own way.

Most of these works are for sale, and most of them are large (unframed about 26″ x 32″). Lately I have been working on smaller works, but none are smaller than 11″ x 14″.   Those that are framed are to conservation standards.  Please write me if you are interested in purchasing any works:  Prices range from $150 for the smaller, unframed drawings to $5000 for a large, framed triptych.

Each year, over Columbus Day weekend, there are over 75 different studios in the Monadnock region of southern New Hampshire that are open to visitors, from 10-5, Saturday and Sunday.   See the Fall Foliage Art Studio Tour website at for my own studio or the Monadnock Art/Friends of the Dublin Art Colony tour: for fifty more studios.