Susan van Asch van Wyck, a resident of Washington, has always been interested in art, drawing and taking art classes throughout her youth while growing up in New Milford. Early
Susan van Asch van Wyck, a resident of Washington, has always been interested in art, drawing and taking art classes throughout her youth while growing up in New Milford. Early on her main interest was drawing people until later when she began drawing animals. Not formally trained, Susan did study several years with Richard Gorman Powers, an artist who lived in Ridgefield, CT. Married to Hubert “Bear” van Asch van Wyck, an artist and art teacher, together they traveled through the art world until landing in London, England where Susan was a part of several group shows and both were accepted by The Royal Academy for a summer show. Bear continued to teach abroad while Susan fed her passion, receiving advice and guidance from friend and artist R.B. Kitaj.
After 13 years in London, the couple returned to Connecticut where they opened an antique shop in New Preston. Here Susan would begin selling some of her work. Since returning to Connecticut, Susan has moved from working mainly in acrylics and
graphite to concentrating on portraits, working with pastel, charcoal, and graphite and occasionally, gouache. “I look for subject matter with distinctive character, which I find in human and animal faces. Throughout my work my one constant is a strong emphasis on line. All artists have to come to grips with selection…what to leave in, what to take out…should I do this or that? For me, I always come back to the face – a window.”
A broad array of Susan’s work will be on exhibit at The Judy Black Memorial Park and Gardens from September 5 – October 12. An opening reception will take place on Saturday, September 5 from 5 – 7 pm.
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Judy Black Memorial Park and Gardens One Green Hill, Washington, CT 06794