Susan Whiteman "Roadside Stories"

May 22 through June 9, 2024 

"Whiteface from Little Cherry Patch Bog"

People often tell me the history of their land, their farms, and speak of generations when I’m painting. The wild landscape or cityscape speak to me of timeless things, or the passage of time.  My paintings are a representation of those stories.”  Susan Whiteman, January 2024

Susan Whiteman started painting when she was very young.  When she was in fifth grade, she wrote and illustrated a long format book, complete with a construction paper cover, called “Pagi the Polar Bear!”  It was met with wide fame—-with her immediate family! 

”Pippen” Watercolor

“Old and New” Oil on linen panel

Since that time she’s painted in every medium, and has been on the plein air “circuit” for the last twelve years.  She won First Place in the Adirondack Artists Guilds 2019 show for her pastel, “Our Little Town,” and has won numerous other awards for works in oil.  She’s been featured in solo shows across New York State, and has been accepted into innumerable competitive shows and painting events.  Her current work is in oil and watercolor.  

Though her degree is in health care, her education includes interior design, and decades of classes and workshops with master painters.  Locally she’s taught classes in painting at View, and The Wild Center.  She is a member of and president of NorthWind Fine Arts Gallery in Saranac Lake and has sat on various art-associated boards, and is a juried member of the Pastel Society of America.

Susan is a native New Yorker, and while she spent time living in New Jersey, she’s back in New York, and lives in the Adirondacks with her husband and fierce little rescue dog, Eloise.   Please visit her website to view more of her work:

“Throwing Shade” Oil on linen panel

“The Caretakers House” Oil on linen panel