June 22nd is officially the first day of summer in the northern hemisphere, a time when Susan travels down from her winter studio — perched at 8,500 feet elevation in Utah’s mountains — to her sea level summer studio off the coast of New England. Auspiciously, Susan's summer in Martha's Vineyard begins this year with a match race. The most exciting part of the race? Susan's husband, a seasoned competitive sailor, will be at the helm of his TP52 racing yacht, Vesper.
“Sailing is at once thrilling and peaceful,” offers Susan. “It is absolutely one of my favorite ways to enjoy the natural world, while marveling at the sheer power of its elements: wind and water. This time around, though, I’ll be proudly cheering Jim on from dry land!”
Susan often paints abstract sailing and ocean scenes during the summer months, like this one titled Sailor's Delight. Find more water paintings in her