Hello! My name is Susan Gupton and today, I am opening a portal into my world of painting! I work with, primarily, oil on canvas. I love still life, portraits and plein air for subject matter. I would classify my work as painterly realism. Painting has a certain “zen” for me. It is challenging, enlightening and brings colors to the canvas I had not noticed in the actual subject. When I look at one of my finished paintings, I always remember the journey and what I learned by taking that first step. I hope I can share these steps with you! Art is not always how an artist interprets a subject. It is, more importantly, how the artist’s work speaks to a viewer!