The Arts Council takes great pride in our diverse community of artists, authors, and creatives of all disciplines. In Conversation is a curated series of discussions designed to celebrate and connect those who make art and those who love art! Breaking down the barriers between artist and art-appreciator, In Conversation delves into inspiration, studio practice, and artistic aspirations
Artist Susan DeConcini will be in conversation with Timothy M. Andrews, art collector and major supporter of the Arts Council of Princeton’s Artist-in-Residence program, for virtual conversation. Register HERE.
DeConcini is an artist living in Lambertville, New Jersey. She primarily works as a Scenic Artist, painting theatrical sets most recently at McCarter Theatre in Princeton, NJ. As someone who can be called on to paint anything at any time, she spends hours outside of work, studying the world around her. About her waterscape and cloudscape series she says: “I like to paint everywhere I go. It captures the mood and energy of the place. In these sketches, I’ve always felt water has eluded me. I was never able to capture them well. I started these series in an effort to improve on my waterscapes and clouds. The best way to improve is to practice.”
She starts in small scale – sometimes as small as 3”x 3” – and works up. She has done a similar series with leaves. She also has done several series on reclaimed wood, as well as works with plaster and resin.
Susan has had several individual shows in the area. Susan’s Waterscapes as well as her works with Plaster & Resin were most recently displayed at the Princeton Public Library from December 2019 through February 2020. She has created many works for the Art of the Script series at McCarter Theatre, which displays paintings that are inspired by the shows onstage. In early 2019, she displayed her waterscapes and cloudscapes at Small Word Coffee in Princeton. She has participated in Garden State Watercolor Society’s 2018 & 2019 Juried shows, as well as this last years Member Show. She has displayed her Autumn Leaf Portraits at the Boro Bean in Hopewell.
This program is a part of the Arts Council’s apART together initiative, created to provide virtual programming in order to stay creative and connected during this time while we are all physically distancing.