Susan Overstreet has exhibited at the Provincetown Art Museum, Cape Cod Cultural Center, Cape Cod Museum of Art and Highland House Museum. Represented by the Addison Art Gallery, her joyful work is collected nationally and she is often commissioned to preserve cherished events and scenes.
Susan completed studio work at George Washington University, and continued studying fine arts at Corcoran School of Art and Art League School of Alexandria. She has been featured in the Cape Cod Life Annual Art Guide. Her portrait of a Cape Cod lobsterman was among only sixty paintings accepted into the juried American Women Artists Annual Competition.
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.
“Art is a soulful response to a subject. I am inspired by the people and environments of Cape Cod and places that I travel. My process begins with an emotional connection to a subject. I study how best to technically get this reaction on the canvas and then use my brushes and colors to convey my individual expression. It is a joyful challenge to hone an evolving, experimental, technical process that honors the world around us.” — Susan Overstreet