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My Life of Artmaking

My love of creating art began in childhood when my father, an immigrant from Venezuela who married a Canadian woman, came to the U.S. to attend Pratt Institute for a degree in industrial design. I was taken along on his painting filled weekends and enrolled in many art classes. My love of art continued through high school and college, where I focused on fine arts and art history while earning a humanities degree. Drawing live, sculpting, and experimenting with every form of art along with studies of the old masters proved a wonderful art education, despite the disdain for artistic realism at a time when I treasured it.

As a wife and mother of two, I never stopped painting while working full time for three decades as a television reporter in Baltimore, and in the last ten years as a regional media manager for a national small business association. Today, I am finally able to devote myself to painting and drawing full-time, fulfilling a lifelong dream.

  • Humanities Degree from University of Maryland with emphasis on fine arts and art history.

  • My artwork has been chosen for multiple juried shows and often received awards at galleries in York, Pennsylvania, Baltimore, and Annapolis, Maryland, and a solo show at a Main Street gallery in Stewartstown, Pennsylvania.

  • Member of Oil Painters of America and Portrait Society of America.

  • Taught live drawing at York Art Association for three years and other private classes.

  • Current board member of York Art Association. Previously organized five community art events in York, Pennsylvania engaging local artists during three prior terms on that board. 

  • Took adult art classes from nationally recognized artists, including Teresa Oxaca, Allain Picard, Susan Nicholas Gephart, as well as many prominent Pennsylvania artists. I have attended numerous workshops online by top oil painters provided by OPA and PSA.

Suzanne Stoltenberg
Artist
painting people and pets