Susan Newbold received a BA in Studio Art from Principia College and an MFA in Visual Art from Vermont College. Her final project, an artist book, was acquired by The Chicago Institute of Art. She is also a graduate of the Post Bac program of the School of the Museum of Fine Arts in Boston, MA. She has been awarded four fellowships to work in France by the Virginia Center for the Creative Arts and The MD Institute of Art. Additional residencies have been at the New Pacific Studios in New Zealand,VT Studio Center and the Coastal Maine Botanical Gardens in Boothbay, ME. She is a member of and shows regularly at City Gallery, New Haven, CT and Silvermine Art Guild, New Canaan, CT.
Her work is often a journey in organic line and color. This line often confronts the rooted and the displaced, the spiritual and the material. Drawing, painting, bookmaking and printmaking are the vocabulary used to describe this artistic journey. Color and black and white are equally interesting to the artist and often there is a combination of both. The result is often one of surprises.
She has been teaching “The Illuminated Journal” for the last twenty years at both international and domestic art centers, and her students number in the hundreds.