Susan Newbold is an artist, painter and printmaker who captures the beauty of the natural world with a knowing eye. She began this stage of her creative career after working in the interior design and architectural field. Susan trained at the School of the Museum of Fine Arts in Boston before completing her MFA at the Vermont College. Today, the Atlantic Ocean stands as her most constant inspiration; Newbold makes her home not far from the shore and much of her work features an Eastern marine palette.
To us, the most compelling aspect of Susan’s work is the way one is both intensely aware of the rendered landscape and one’s conceptual passage through it; the journey appears as an inherent motif time and time again. The route forward may be quiet and contemplative, as evoked by Zipolite Sunrise, or it may prove perilous, as suggested by Newbold’s vertiginous dyptch, The Cliffs.
Newbold has identified the process of layering to be very important to her work. It is a technique she uses to some effect. In the course of three prints, Disappeared, Lost, and Ending, narrative elements become more or less visible; a sharp profile softens into almost total obscurity.
Susan is perhaps most well known for her popular Illuminated Journal classes. Capturing life’s beautiful moments and recording one’s impression of the age is an irresistible endeavor; to do so as beautifully as Newbold does is a worthy aspiration.
Susan exhibits frequently throughout the region, and teaches many classes and workshops. She does welcome studio visits by appointment.