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Suzanne deLesseps - Lifting Fog
Suzanne deLesseps - Early Spring
Suzanne deLesseps - The Back Way
Suzanne deLesseps - Sylvan Glow
Suzanne deLesseps - Sunlit Wall
Suzanne deLesseps - Morning Frost
Suzanne deLesseps - Summertime
Suzanne deLesseps - Highland Farm
Suzanne deLesseps - Autumn Dance (oil)
Suzanne deLesseps - New Directions
Suzanne deLesseps - Snowlight
Suzanne deLesseps - Evening Glimmer
By permission of the artist, The Cyber Art Show is pleased to feature the first of two 12-piece exhibitions of works by contemporary American landscape painter Suzanne deLesseps (born 1946 in Jackson Hole, Wyoming).
Born in Wyoming, Suzanne spent her early years growing up on one of Minnesota’s 10,000 lakes in the lush countryside just outside Minneapolis. With yearly family trips to the mountains of Montana she was also exposed to the varied landscape across the country. Though she didn’t start painting until later in life, these early visual experiences in different landscapes have shaped the course of her artistic journey.
One of her first pastel workshops was with Albert Handel, who she feels was instrumental in setting her on her current path with pastel. Other early workshop influences have been Bob Rohm, Richard McKinley, Terry Ludwig, Marla Baggetta, and, recently, Barbara Jaenicke. Suzanne has taken oil workshops with Scott Christensen, Marc Hanson, Aaron Schuerr and Ian Roberts. She has also taken several intensive oil workshops with Maine painter Connie Hayes from 2014-2016.
Suzanne has exhibited and received awards in many national juried pastel exhibitions. Her pastel “Tangled” was accepted into the 28th International Association of Pastel Societies Juried Exhibition at the Salmagundi Club in New York City in June 2016. She has memberships in many art organizations and is a Juried Associate member of the Pastel Society of America, a signature member of the Pastel Painters of Maine, Connecticut Pastel Society, Pastel Painters Society of Cape Cod, Pastel Society of New Hampshire, and a juried member of the Degas Pastel Society.
Suzanne is represented by: Redfield Artisans Gallery, Northeast Harbor, ME, Yarmouth Frame and Gallery, Yarmouth, ME, and Casco Bay Artisans, Portland, ME.
Suzanne is retired from 30 years as a landscape gardener and now paints full time in both pastel and oil. She continues to travel and paint with artist friends in France and Italy as well as the US.
Suzanne and her husband live in a coastal village in Maine.
Selected Solo and Group Exhibits
-2015 Pastel Society of New Hampshire 7th National Juried Exhibition, Portsmouth, NH
-2015 Yarmouth Frame & Galley, Yarmouth, ME
-2014 Pastel Society of New Hampshire National Juried Exhibition, Portsmouth, NH
-2014 Yarmouth Frame & Gallery, Yarmouth, ME
-2014 River Arts, Damariscotta, ME
-2014 Pastel Painters of Maine 15th International Juried Exhibition, Saco Museum, Saco, ME
-2014 Pastel Society of Cape Cod Juried Exhibition, Duxbury, MA
-2013 Pastel Society of New Hampshire National Juried Exhibition, Portsmouth, NH
-2013 Yarmouth Frame & Gallery, Yarmouth, ME
-2013 Pastel Society of Cape Cod Juried Exhibition, Duxbury, MA
-2012 Pastel Painters of Maine 13th International Juried Exhibition, Kennebunk, ME
-2012 Yarmouth Frame and Gallery, Yarmouth, ME
-2011 Pastel Society of New Hampshire National Juried Show, Portsmouth, NH
-2011 Pastel Painters of Maine 12th International Juried Exhibition, Kennebunk, ME
-2011 Bryan Memorial Gallery Juried Exhibition, Jeffersonville, VT
-2011 Yarmouth Frame & Gallery, Yarmouth, ME
-2010 Pastel Society of New Hampshire National Juried Exhibition
-2010 Yarmouth Frame & Gallery, Yarmouth, ME
July 6, 2016
Twelve Pieces by Contemporary Artist
Suzanne deLesseps (Born 1946)
"My mediums are pastel and oil. My work is always evolving and changing as I set new goals and discover new ways to interpret and respond to the environment around me.
I paint en plein air as often as possible gathering information that later serves as inspiration for more intuitive painting and exploration in the studio. Then the journey becomes about the process of painting. The outcome is often unknown and that’s what makes it exciting!"