Susan Martin Spar – Painter
Born and raised in New York, Susan received her early training from The Fashion Institute of Technology before moving to Southern California in the 1980s where she studied for a while at the Watts Atelier in Encinitas. Susan moved to the Olympic Peninsula in 2004. In addition to studying with well-known artists and teachers such as David Leffel and Michael Klein, Susan completed her classical training in a three-year intensive program of figure drawing and painting at Georgetown Atelier in Seattle in 2012.
Susan lives, paints and teaches in Port Angeles, WA and has won numerous awards for her work at juried competitions. Working in a classical realist style, Susan employs both oils and pastels with equal ability. Her art consists of landscapes, figures and detailed still life and is in the permanent collections of both the Millard Sheets Foundation and the Corona Heritage Park Foundation as well as private collections throughout the US.