Susan Sturtevant

Susan is a native of Bloomfield Hills and has been part of the Michigan arts community for thirty-five years.

Her mission is to create paintings that inspire and celebrate the magical power of color in the viewer's imagination.

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Susan Sturtevant
685 East Long Lake
Bloomfield Hills, MI 48304
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The Guild Hall Gallery
614 Duval Street
Key West, FL 33040
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About the Artwork

Susan's work is rooted in a strong sense color. Her images amplify the small gestures of everyday life. Recent paintings have begun to incorporate a wide variety of materials to combine watercolor with different mediums such as plaster, sand, cardboard and found objects. Her challenge is to create an interesting, cohesive painting that moves the viewer's eye and reflects her personal aesthetics.

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About the Artist

As a drawing and painting major at Westem Michigan University, Susan earned her B.S. degree in 1968. She has since studied at the Center for Creative Studies in Detroit, the Birmingham-Bloomfield Art Association, Oakland University, Oakland Community College, and Wayne Community College. Over the years she also has studied with Richard Jerzey, Bradley Jones, Russell Keeter, Rohert Pipenbers and Joe Bernard.

Susan has taught drawing, painting, ceramics, sculpture and a variety of crafts in elementary, secondary and adult education programs. She spent eighteen years as a member of the art department faculty at Kimball High School in Royal Oak, Michigan. In 1987, she left teaching to become a full time professional artist. She moved to Key West, Florida where she continued to paint for six years. She still owns The Guild Hall Gallery in Key West, Florida where she displays her paintings and drawings.

Susan has been a professionally active member of the Detroit Artists Market, the Founders Society of the Detroit Institute of Arts, the Michigan Artists Registry, the Michigan Creative Council, the Michigan Watercolor Society, the Birmingham-Bloomfield Art Association, and the Birmingham Society of Women Painters.