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About the Artist

Susan Cunniff I'm a Maine-based pastel, charcoal and watercolor artist who paints portraits and figures of people and animals, as well as everyday objects and landscapes. Returning to my creative pursuits late in life, I am enjoying newfound freedom to follow my artistic instincts whenever the spirit moves me especially since retiring from the workaday world. I have received numerous awards in art shows in Massachusetts and Maine since 2015 and more recently some my work has been accepted into juried shows. A number of my works are held in private collections within the US and Costa Rica.

As an artist I'm curious about human attachment through cherished people, pets, objects, and places and am most at ease with my art when I am in sync with the creative process. My mission is to portray the depth of human emotion and expression in my work. I want my paintings to convey the wonder of life and the depth of beauty found in the ordinary.

Juried Works:
2024 Peaceful, National Association of Women Artists; 2024 Summer Small Works, Online
2024 My Blue Eyed Boy, Pastel Society of Maine Open Juried Show: Pastels Only, Online
2023 The Rhythm of Life, Pastel Society of New Hampshire Juried Show: It's Pastel, Portsmouth, NH
2023 The Woman in the Blue Jacket, 2023 Yarmouth Art Festival, Yarmouth, ME
2023 Beach Bounty, Pastel Society of Maine Open Juried Show: Pastels Only, Kennebunk, ME
2023 Illumination, Alaska Pastel Society, Warmth in Winter, Online
2022 Beach Bounty, 2022 Yarmouth Art Festival, Yarmouth, ME

Honors and Awards:
2024 Honorable Mention, Peaceful, National Association of Women Artists; 2024 Summer Small Works, Online
2023 Honorable Mention, Pears on a Wooden Table, Pastel Society Maine Member Show, Brunswick, ME
2023 Honorable Mention, An Abundance of Pears, Joy of Art 2023, Topsham, ME
2022 1st Place - Pastels, Illumination; Westford Regional Art Event, Westford, MA
2022 Honorable Mention - Pastels, By the Beautiful Sea, Westford Regional Art Event, Westford, MA
2022 2nd Place, Beach Bounty, Pastel Society of Maine, 2022 Member Show, Topsham, ME
2018 2nd Place - Pastels, Happy, Westford Regional Art Event, Westford, MA
2017 1st Place - Pastels, Missing You, Westford Regional Art Event, Westford, MA
2016 3rd Place - Pastels, Winter Delight, Westford Regional Art Event, Westford, MA
2015 Honorable Mention - Pastels, Sisters Forever, Westford Regional Art Event, Westford, MA

Memberships:
Signature - Pastel Society of Maine
Associate - Pastel Society of America
Portland Drawing Society
EnjoyingArt.com, a virtual art community

To purchase original paintings or to commission a painting contact Susan at susan@susancunniff.com