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Susan Grisell
"Close to Home"
Oil Paintings & Pastels

On Exhibit: 
May 2 through June 27

Reception: Thursday,May 2
                       5:00-7:00 p.m.


Susan Grisell, a life-long Gaylordsville resident, began studying with her neighbor, impressionist master Bernard Lennon in 1964. She continued to paint with him until his death in 1992 and still works in his studio. She considers her work to be an exploration of the relationship of man to nature; a visual diary in which each piece represents a specific place and time as perceived by the artist. She works primarily, though not exclusively, on location.

Susan exhibits mainly in outdoor shows. Among her awards are Best in Show in Mystic and New Milford, First Prize in Oils in Mystic, New Milford and the Washington Square Outdoor Art Exhibit in New York; First Prize in Watercolor in Newport and an Honorable Mention in the Connecticut Pastel Society’s Invitational Show. 

She has demonstrated and lectured at several schools, including the North Shore Art League of Long Island,
and at the Kent Memorial Library and New Milford Historical Society. She has also demonstrated on videotape for the benefit of students and others interested in a straight forward approach to painting landscapes, still lifes and figures.

Her work is in private collections throughout the United States, Europe, Japan and Australia. See more of her work on her website at susangrisell.com.








Peter Cusak

Works on Paper

On Exhibit: July 1 through August 30

Reception: Thursday, July 18
                       5:00-7:00 p.m.




Peter Cusack is proud to present an exhibition of recent works called The Pageant of Summer And Other Paintings About Litchfield. The Pageant of Summer is a series of oil paintings on paper that as Peter says, “suggests the experience of summer passing through my garden as I notice the movement of light, the sun, and the rhythms that nature manifests.”

Along with the Pageant series, Peter will show a related body of work based on his experiences living in Litchfield. These works are both objective observations and subjective musings. 

Peter Cusack is a publisher, producer, writer, and painter. He is the founder of Cornwall Contemporary Art (COCOA) and has degrees from Syracuse University and Ecole Albert Dufois. His work can be found in the Museum of American Illustration at the Society of Illustrators, the New York Transit Museum, and the United States Air Force Art Collection.

His thoughts on art and drawing appear in “An Illustrated Life: Drawing Inspiration from the Private Sketchbooks of Artists, Illustrators and Designers” by Danny Gregory, and “Drawing Inspiration: Visual Artists At Work” by Michael Fleishman. Visit his website at petercusack.com.


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