Susan Jositas [NRA 2008]

Susan Jositas

 

First name: Susan ;
Middle name:
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Last name:
Jositas ;

Member: Non-resident artist member ; 
Begin:
2008 ;
End:
n/a ;

Biography:

A Connecticut artist with roots in Bucks County, Pennsylvania, Susan spent most of her childhood painting and drawing.  After a 20 year career as a speech pathologist, she returned to her love of painting full-time in 2000. She began to build a reputation as a  Bucks County impressionist, frequently staying with family there to paint the beautiful countryside and stone houses along the Delaware River.  Since then, her roots have spread. Susan enjoys the diversity of painting in her home state of Connecticut: the changing seasons, the farms and fields, the antique homes, the woodland and the shoreline.  Painting the landscape en plein air (out of doors) is a passion, whether it is in her garden, in the historical district where she lives or the destination of her travels. It allows her to cultivate her paintings from life, and then to finish or create them in the studio.  Having vacationed in Nantucket most of her adult life, she returns there often to paint the moors, the cottages, the sands and the sea, bathed in a light unique to the island. Flowers are a favorite and frequently the subject of the still life paintings she creates in the studio, as well as portraits and figures.

Most of Susan’s paintings are done in oil, but she also works with watercolor, gouache and pastel. Meditation is a daily practice and a part of Susan’s painting process, and her paintings are an expression of a connection with inner stillness.  Also as a Reiki practitioner with Master Certification, Susan often works with the intention of infusing a painting with healing energy.  She began teaching in her newly built studio in 2018, and recently conducted an online workshop teaching “Painting with a Meditative Process”.

An artist member of the historical and prestigious Salmagundi Club in New York City, Susan exhibits her work there regularly.  She is represented by Susan Powell Fine Art in Madison, CT and also exhibits her work at the Lyme Art Association where she is a member.  Other professional affiliations include the American Society of Marine Artists, Oil Painters of America, American Impressionist Society, National Oil and Acrylic Painters.  Recently Susan was invited by renowned artists Richard Schmid and Nancy Guzik to become a member of the Putney Painters, a group of dedicated artists inspired by their teaching.  She is also a founding member of the nationally known High Street Painters, originally formed in Brattleboro, VT.

https://www.susanjositas.com/

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Document permalink:
http://salmagundi.org/artist/?p=122762

Digital-born document number:
SAL.2022.122762

Record birth date:
May 23, 2022

Last updated: January 22, 2023 at 17:09 pm