Susan Powers is a self-taught artist who began painting in 1979. Only a year later, her work had been accepted for display by the prestigious Jay Johnson Folk Heritage Gallery in New York City. Her paintings are in many permanent collections, including the Smithsonian Institution, Chase Manhattan Bank, and the American Museum in Bath, England. Her works have been exhibited in numerous museums, including the Bede Gallery, Jarrow, England, the Woodspring Museum, Weston-Super-Mare, England, the Camden Arts Center, London, the Haworth Art Gallery, London, and at the White House in Washington, D.C.
In addition to the Jay Johnson Folk Heritage Gallery, she has been represented by the Frank Miele Gallery on Madison Avenue in New York City, Gallerie Je Reviens in Westport, Connecticut, and the Lionheart Gallery in Pound Ridge, New York. Her work has been exhibited in galleries throughout the Northeast. She is currently represented by the St. Francis Gallery in South Lee, Massachusetts.
Ms. Powers makes her home in the old Vermont farmhouse that is the source of much of her inspiration. Her paintings of still life, landscape, and architecture are rendered in oil in a realistic manner, often evoking a sense of irony, humor, or surrealism.