Hunterdon County, NJ artist Susan Blubaugh began her career as an illustrator and painter. She studied with noted instructors Isaac Soyer, Harvey Dinnerstein, Burton Silverman and Hilary Holmes at the Arts Students League and the National Academy of Design in New York City. Her studies included working with noted landscape painter Curtis Hanson in Litchfield, Connecticut who said about her,
“Her love of painting directly from nature has stayed with her since I encountered her painting in Central Park in the 1980’s. Her drawing ability is impeccable and the paintings always reflect a freshness only gotten by firsthand observations. Many artists have shorthand methods that produce flashy effects that often hide their lack of ability. With Susan, I always see a patient seeking of visual truth that is imbued with the excitement of honest discovery.”
Susan moved to the Delaware River Valley in 2001 where she continues to paint portraits, still life and scenic landscapes of Hunterdon County, New Jersey and Bucks County, Pennsylvania, home to the New Hope School of the Pennsylvania Impressionists. Coupling the magnificent vistas with Susan’s superior technical ability and her eye for telling details that encapsulate the scene she has created individual paintings that singularly speak to the region and her mastery of her craft.