“Inspired by the rugged and beautiful coast of Maine, my work reflects a deep connection to the water, coastline and sky, especially to the natural forms created by tidal streams, rock formations and marshes. The play of light and color, warmth and coolness, depth and atmosphere — all take on a role in each painting. Important to each work is a sense of place, connection and serenity.”

Susan Leggitt began her life as an artist as soon as she could hold a crayon. Being artistic her entire life, she creatively propelled herself through school, which led her to a successful career as a graphic designer and art director.

Her other career as a fine artist began to re-emerge several years ago when she began to study under Frank Bruckmann. Then under Alex McFarlane and Dean Fisher at the Silvermine School of Art and William McCarthy.

A native of Connecticut and Norwalk resident, Susan is a member of Firing Circuits Artists in Norwalk, and has been active in many regional arts and community organizations, including serving as the president of the Rowayton Arts Center. She has accumulated many awards for her artwork, including the Sydney and Arthur Eder Foundation Award, from the 2008 New Haven Paint & Clay Annual Exhibition. She is represented by the Watershed Gallery in Ridgefield, Connecticut and has exhibited widely throughout Fairfield County, including several solo shows.

For more information, consult Susan’s website.