ARTIST Susan Cheatham
My passion is color and light connected with the creative life force energy within us all.
Susan is a founding member of Art on the Neuse – a yearly art festival in Oriental, NC, and the Coastal Carolina Plein Air Painters – Artists participating in once a week outdoor painting locations since 2007. They organize locations to paint in three counties and participate in Plein Air events all over North Carolina.
For a decade, she have has studied with Susan Sarback, a Sacramento California artist, who has her own school of Color and Light. Teaching a technique called” full color seeing”. Susan uses this process to create paintings using color notes. Color notes can be like musical notes if you turn the notes into colors. The world never looks the same again after your eyes begin to be sensitized to full color seeing. You see the world like a child, fresh and new.
Galleries Involve with: 10 years, Raleigh; Circle 10 -5 years in Oriental;
Blue Sail -2 years, Morehead; Village Gallery- 3 years, Oriental; CAGS -6 years. Presently has a studio in New Bern on Middle Street, North Carolina with four other artists.
Susan and her husband Perry were dragon keepers and ran the New Years Dragon for 10 years. They have a sailboat “Grace” and have traveled sailing to many locations on her. I once did a gallery show at Circle 10 in pastel called “Only Places Visited By Water”.
She just bought a small travel trailer and plan to travel the USA and paint in as many National parks across America and plan to travel by water or land