BIO

After attending The School of Visual Arts in NYC for Fine Art, Susan Sapanara went on to a successful design career in textiles and home furnishings. She later 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. Susan is now most happy painting the light of nature. She alternates rendering botanical subjects with scientifically accurate detail and color in watercolor and graphite with the freedom of expression of impressionistic landscapes and plants in situ. Her work is in private collections.


RESUME

EXHIBITIONS

Paint Sarasota Paint Out, Edson Keith Mansion, Sarasota, Florida 2019

Garrison Art Center Members show, Garrison, NY 2018

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

Paint Sarasota Paint Out, Edson Keith Mansion, Sarasota Florida 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

INSTRUCTION
New York Botanical Gardens  Foundation Instructor Watercolor and Drawing, New York NY 2016-present

EDUCATION
Painting Workshop study with Morgan Samuel Price, Joseph McGurl, Charlie Hunter, Hodges Soileau, Susan Foster
New York Botanical Garden 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

PUBLICATIONS
“Botanical Artist as Print Maker” The Botanical Artist March 2015/Volume 21 Issue 1

WORK EXPERIENCE
*Board of Directors, Light Chasers of the Sun Coast, 2017 to Present
*Co-Founder Tri-State Botanical Artists of NYBG 2015 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.

PROFESSIONAL AFFILIATIONS
American Society of Botanical Artists and Tri-State Botanical Artists of NYBG
Garrison Art Center
Light Chasers of the Sun Coast

SOCIAL MEDIA
ssapanara.com
@susansapanara on Instagram
@ArtDzi9 Follow me on Twitter
Susan Sapanara Artist on Facebook

Susan can be contacted regarding her Art and commissions at: ssapanara@gmail.com