Susan Lynn

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Susan Lynn

United States

A nationally recognized artist, Susan Lynn's paintings have been described as poetic, lyrical, luminous and serene. Accomplished in both oil and watercolor, her work has been selected for juried  exhibitions with the Oil Painters of America, the American Impressionist Society, the National Watercolor Society, Outdoor Painters Society, American Women Artists, and the prestigious Cowgirl Up! Invitational Exhibition.  Recent awards include the Michael Willing Memorial Award at the National Watercolor Society 101st International Open 2021; the Elta Joyce Murphey Grand Prize at En Plein Air Texas 2020; the Mary Bryan Memorial Award & Gold Medal for Watercolor, RAA&M National Exhibition 2020; and Distinguished Achievement in Landscape Painting in "Looking West: An Exhibition Highlighting the Works of American Women Artists” at the Steamboat Art Museum in 2019.  Her work has been featured in Plein Air Magazine, Fine Art Connoisseur, and International Artist Magazines.


The early part of her career was spent working as an architectural illustrator, a practice that honed her understanding of perspective, light, and color. Susan believes that painting the landscape en plein air (outdoors, from life) provides her with a keener awareness of the unique qualities of light that give one a sense of place.  She takes the studies, the memories, and the sensory experiences of that practice back into the studio to draw on for her larger works. Susan has earned Signature Member status in American Women Artists and the National Watercolor Society, and is an Artist Member of the historic Salmagundi Club in New York.  


In 2018, Susan moved from the Midwest to Rockport, Massachusetts, having fallen in love with both the beauty of Cape Ann and with fellow Rockport artist John Caggiano.  In 2019, she opened her own gallery, the Susan Lynn Gallery & Studio at 79 Main Street in Rockport.

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