A Newport working Studio Gallery

55 Bellevue Avenue, Newport RI 02840

Susan Aitcheson

As an architect, shaping buildings and working with three-dimensional space in ways that are aesthetically pleasing has greatly influenced my sense of shaping space as a painter on a two-dimensional surface.  I try to draw the viewer, as I would in architectural design, through both vast and intimate spaces, small to large, large to small, and toward light or into darkness, to create for the viewer a dynamic experience on canvas. Where does the light take you and what is the relationship of scale – can you feel it? What is the dimension of your experience in a big sky or a small garden scene?

We bring our passions into our art, as I do, engaging my love for travel – time spent hiking, camping and kayaking in my work. With an impressionist feel I transpose this depth of space and texture of the plant world to my landscape painting. Emotions experienced outdoors I call to mind, express them in my art, and hope to convey the wild beauty of mountains, rivers, seashores, forest landscapes to my audience.

Studio Artist: 2010 to present

Women’s Development Corporation,  Vice-president then President  1979 – 2015

Professional Memberships:
Providence Art Club — Exhibiting Artist member
Wickford Art Association, Juried Artist Member

Education:  BS in Architecture, University of Nebraska, Lincoln, 1975

Professional Licenses:  Architect, State of New York 1983

Art Studies:
Studied art with Cindy Baron, ASW, OPA; Jeanne Sturim, PSA; Liz Haywood Sullivan, PSA; Barbara Jaenicke, OPA, AIS, PSA, IAPS/EP;  Michelle Poier Mozzone, PSA; Jacob Aquiar, PSA; Maggie Siner, MFA; Wendy Artin, MFA; Scott Conary, MFA; Kathleen Speranza, MFA; Jeanne Rosier Smith, PSA, IAPS;  Many classes with Providence Art Club.

Wickford Art Association, Landscapes Real or Imagined.  Second Place March 2018
Friends of East Greenwich Library 2017 Juried Exhibit Committee (St. Elena) (juror- Mim Brooks Fawcett)
PPSCC Pastel Painters Society of Cape Cod Online Members Juried Exhibition Oct – Dec 2017

  • Acadia
  • Parker-Preserve
  • St Elena Canyon
  • Walking in New England
  • Waves in Rhode Island