Hi! I am Susan Carson and welcome to my website! I built this page to share and promote my art and music, but also to share my writing – poetry, lyrics, stories, and Blog.
In my art, my main love is to paint colorful, lively, and textured acrylic works. I paint a lot of musicians, but also athletes, pets, couples, and landscapes. My favorite medium is acrylic paint. While I do draw a lot, and even work in oil sometimes, there are two reasons I love acrylic paint the most: it dries fast, and it cleans up easily! I move very quickly, almost athletically, while I paint. I use many layers and love the texture it builds. I use loose brushstrokes to portray motion and energy and I love color. If you see a painting you like, please Contact Me! I am happy to work with you. Nothing beats an original painting on your walls, but I typically sell my paintings quickly, so I do offer both original paintings and prints on my Art page.
As a musician, I play guitar and sing. I like to strum and sing hard! I played in a rock band (The Susans, Columbus, Ohio) for many years. I still like to sit in with a rock band sometimes, but I love to play in my hard-driving acoustic duo, taking popular songs, stripping them down to the bones, and giving them new life. On the Music page, find more about my duo, Me & D. We’ve been playing together for a long time and have a lot of songs and a lot of fun. You can find where we are playing next on the Events page.
In the local art community, I am a member of Stamford Art Association, Carriage Barn Arts Center and the Loft Artists Association, where I am currently Associate Director. I suppose I would be considered self-taught as both an artist and a musician, but honestly, I am always studying and learning from friends, books, videos and community classes. I have studied painting at Rowayton Arts Center, Silvermine Art Guild and Stamford Adult Programs Studio Art. Oh, and I received my bachelor’s degree from The Ohio State University, College of Arts and Sciences. I have an Economics degree and a day job doing analysis in Excel. So not artsy!
I can regularly be found working in my studio space at the Loft Artists Association in Stamford, listening to great music. Other times, I am out playing music in venues throughout Connecticut, running outside, or riding my Harley Davidson Dyna Low Rider.
Art Shows and Exhibitions
- 2021 September. Carriage Barn Arts Center. New Canaan, CT. Group Show. “Annual Member Show.”
- 2021 August. Loft Artists Gallery. Stamford, CT. Group Show. “New Old Stock.”
- 2021 May. Loft Artists Gallery. Stamford, CT. Group Show. “Bodies In Motion.”
- 2021 March. Book cover artwork on The Good Delivery: Nine Men. A Perfect Crime., by Sean Currie. Available on Amazon.
- 2021 February. Loft Artists Gallery. Stamford, CT. Group Show. “Small, Smaller, Smallest-Small Works Show.”
- 2021 January. Maritime Garage Gallery. Norwalk, CT. Group Show. “Splash-Virtual Exhibit.”
- 2020 December. Loft Artists Gallery. Stamford, CT. Group Show. “Annual Tri-State Juried Show.”
- 2020 August. Loft Artists Gallery. Stamford, CT. Group Show. “Sprung From the Cages.”
- 2020 August. Light Space & Time. lightspacetime.art Online Show. 10th Annual “Animals” Online Art Competition.
- 2020 March. Loft Artists Gallery. Stamford, CT. Group Show. “Sketchbook Project.”
- 2020 February. Loft Artists Gallery. Stamford, CT. Group Show. “Entre Chien et Loup.”
- 2020 January. Loft Artists Gallery. Stamford, CT. Small Group Show. “New Year New Artists.”
- 2019 August. Stamford Downtown Art in Public Spaces. Group Show. “Space Invasion.”
- 2013 August. Stamford Downtown Art in Public Spaces. Group Show. “Street Seats.”