Susan Nicholas Gephart, a 1979 BFA graduate of PSU and nominated Distinguished Alumni from Montgomery County Community College, has been painting award winning landscapes “Plein Air” for thirty years. Susan’s deep appreciation of the earth is seen in her colorful, impressionistic pastels and oils, mostly painted “Plein Air.” Susan has shown with The Pastel Society of America, The Art of the State of Pennsylvania, won Best of Show in The Central Festival of the Arts, and is in the permanent collections of The Penn Stater Conference Center, Penn College, Lock Haven University, and The Southern Alleghenies Museum of Art. Susan organizes May and October annual artist retreats at Hameau Farm Studio in Belleville, PA., where she supports positive alternative uses of farmland.
“Focusing on the landscape, my goal is to capture the beauty of our fragile earth and convey a message of importance. Keeping my mind’s eye open for unique, electric reactions in pastels and oils continues to excite and rejuvenate my ongoing love of painting Sky, Water, and Earth.”