“Art is a soulful response to a subject. I am inspired by the people and environments of Cape Cod where I live and places that I travel. My process begins with an initial emotional connection with a subject. I study how best to technically get this reaction on the canvas. And then, i use my brushes and colors to convey my individual expression. It is a joyful challenge to hone an evolving, experimental, technical process that honors my reactions to the world around me.” — Susan Overstreet
Susan completed studio work at George Washington University, and continued studying fine arts at Corcoran School of Art and Art League School of Alexandria. In Virginia, her work was accepted in many juried competitions including the Fairfax County Council of the Arts, the Fairfax Government Center, the Springfield Art Guild Annual Juried Exhibition, Waterford Art Festival, and the Torpedo Factory. She taught art to children in Fairfax Public Schools and served as president of the Springfield Art Guild.
In 2014, Susan Overstreet was featured in the Cape Cod Life Annual Art Edition. Her portrait of a Cape Cod lobsterman was among only sixty paintings accepted into the juried American Women Artists Annual Competition.
Susan has exhibited at the Provincetown Art Museum, Cape Cod Cultural Center, and Cape Cod Museum of Art. She is represented by the Addison Art Gallery in Orleans. Her studio is in Eastham.
"The Crosby Mansion, built by Albert Crosby in 1888, is an architecture gem in the grand style of the Gilded Age. Crosby made his fortune during the Civil War, selling teas, liquors and medicinal alcohol to the army and druggists. He returned to his hometown of Brewster with the love of his life, his second wife, and built the mansion around his original family homestead. Having a collection of art from the United States and Europe, he included a 75' x 50’ gallery in the construction. The gallery included works by Childe Hassem, El Greco and Albert Bierstadt, and was visited by Helen Keller, Mark Twain and the Duke of Wales. I am enchanted by the romance and artful heritage of this building.” — Susan Overstreet on "Summer Dreams, Crosby Mansion"