Susan Nicholas Gephart is an award-winning plein air and studio painter whose work can be found in permanent collections across the US. Susan's deep appreciation of the earth and art began at a young age. It is captured in the emotion of the moment in colorful impressionistic pastels and oils.
For the last forty years, Susan's passion to paint has been balanced with her gift of inspiring others as a professional instructor. Her unique exploration of color, texture, and atmosphere has captivated the backing of numerous national art supply companies. She is a product demonstrator for Gamblin Artist Colors, Jack Richeson & Co. Inc., Sennelier, and Unison Pastels.
Susan's Hameau Farm Studio Artist Retreats have become the gathering place for artists of all levels and mediums to create in a nurturing environment. The unique studio, variety of landscape views, great food, and camaraderie compel artists to return. From the beginner to the professional, Hameau captures and inspires the creative spirit.
She has shown with The Pastel Society of America and The Art of the State of Pennsylvania, won Best of Show in The Central Festival of the Arts Images Exhibit, received Best of Show in the 2009 Art Alliance of Central PA Members Exhibit, and is in the permanent collections of The Penn Stater Conference Center and The Southern Alleghenies Museum of Art.
In October 2007, Susan was inducted into the Montgomery County Community College Alumni Hall of Fame.
Committed to the idea of bringing art to the public and creating environmental awareness through her landscape painting, Susan has worked for over two decades coordinating exhibits for the Bellefonte Historical and Cultural Association, served on the Board of Directors of the Art Alliance of Central Pennsylvania, donates to The Clearwater Conservancy, PAWS, and The Palmer Museum of Art. She is a member of Landscape Artists International, The Centre County Farmland Trust and the Farmland Preservation Artists, and The Central Pennsylvania Pastel Society.