For close to four decades, Susan Sommer has been expressing her moods, observations, and insights in painting and drawing. She divides her time and her focus primarily in the Hudson Valley, the West Indies, and Manhattan. Her work is at its most provocative when she develops an improvisational visual treatment of dance rhythms, gentle breezes, brisk winds and lyrical expressions on canvas or paper in color and design.
Her art has engendered a strong response from viewers including collectors in this country and abroad. Sommer’s painting is in the de Saisset Museum of the University of Santa Clara, California, the Government House on the island of Saint Vincent, WI and the Albuquerque Museum of Art and History. . Her work may also be seen at the Vanderbilt University Medical Center in Nashville TN among other public places. She graduated with honors from the Moore College of Art and Design in Philadelphia and studied at the Art Students League with Macabi Greenfield, Nathan Cabot Hale, and Rudolf Baranick.
In 2004, Sommer’s work was seen at the Art Student League’s Juried Members Exhibition and won the Special Judge’s Award at the National Art Club On-Line Exhibition.