Now Showing in the Ledyard Gallery

"A Long View": A Comprehensive Collection of Art by Susan Abbott Bridge.





Autumn Dream
Susan Abbott Bridge

"A Long View" gathers pastels and watercolors from throughout Susan's long career.   This show will be on display in October and November 2021. 

Statement from the Artist: 

Growing up in the Upper Valley, I have always been designing, drawing, and building.  As a teen studying with Paul Sample inspired and encouraged me, opening doors to many creative art forms.  I have sculpted busts, carved block prints, designed and painted signs.  Interesting jobs have furthered my talents, taking me into architectural and engineering drawing and detailing, model making, house building, and furniture repair and restoration.  I used to be overwhelmed by the wide range of responses and opinions I had about color and color combinations.  I have now, with great delight, plunged on both watercolor and pastel, and marvel at the wonders of it all. 

I am grateful for the excellent teachers I've had over the last two decades: Barbara Bellows, Patty Dean, Larry Howard, and George Lawrence.  Odanaksis, our group of pleine aire painters, steadfastly piloted by Susan Rump, has been instructive and a pleasure to be a part of over these last few years.  

The Ledyard Gallery at Howe Library provides the public with opportunities to experience the creative arts of the Library’s community and to provide a showcase for community artists to display their art.  Artists and their shows are selected by a volunteer jury.  

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