After attending The School of Visual Arts in NYC, Susan Sapanara went on to a successful design career in textiles and home furnishings. She recently returned to her Fine Art roots to pursue a Certificate in Botanical Illustration and Art from the New York Botanical Garden which she completed with Honors. She renders her subjects with loving care and scientifically accurate detail and color in watercolor and graphite. In addition to Botanical Art, Susan is an active Plein Air  and studio oil painter.  Her work is in private collections. Susan is a member of The American Society of Botanical Artists.



Walk with Us, Tri-State Botanical Artists of NYBG, New York New Jersey Trail Conference at Mahwah Historic School House, Mahwah NJ 2018

American Society of Botanical Artists Small Works, San Francisco, CA 2017

The Beauty of Botanicals, OA Gallery, Kirkwood MO 2016

Garden State Garden: 27th Annual New Jersey Small Works show, Demarest, NJ 2016

18th Annual International American Society of Botanical Artists at the Horticultural Society of New York, 2015

Tri-State Juried Exhibition, Ridgewood NJ, 2015 Honorable Mention

Gold Light Gallery Annual International Juried show , New Hope PA, 2015

Pascack Art Association Members show, 2015 Honorable Mention

17th Annual International American Society of Botanical Artists at the Horticultural Society of New York, 2014


New York Botanical Gardens  Foundation Instructor Watercolor and Drawing, New York NY 2016-present
New York Botanical Gardens Certification In Botanical Illustration with Honors. Bronx NY 2013-2015
School of Visual Arts. Fine Art Painting, Textiles, Printmaking, Art Therapy, Pre Columbian Art, Creative Writing. New York NY 1977-1983 & 1994
“Botanical Artist as Print Maker” The Botanical Artist March 2015 / Volume 21, Issue 1

Board of Directors, Light Chasers of the Dun Coast, 2017 to present

Art selection Committee, NYNJTC, 2017 to present

Textile Professional 1986-2014 Employers included: Croscill (7yrs), Revman (7yrs), Springs (7yrs), Macy’s (2yrs), Skills included: Textile design, Product design, Trend analysis, Design management, International travel, Showroom design, Branding and Product development.
SOCIAL MEDIA Artist – Website  – Blog
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