I am primarily an oil painter who enjoys the challenge of working plein air. My impressions of various
landscapes often include man-made structures within a natural environment. I am intrigued by the solid forms constructed by man which exist surrounded by nature’s varied shapes, colors, and light effects.Through my representational-impressionistic style, I attempt to render as accurately as possible the colors I see with their light and shadow contrasts.My thoughtful sensitive approach integrates an emotional response and a focused meditation as the painting process evolves.
Susana Bamford was born in Boston and raised in Andover, Massachusetts. Susana became actively interested in oil painting as a child. She studied art history in college and has participated in drawing and oil painting workshops in Andover, Cambridge, Rockport, Ipswich and the Museum of Fine Art in Boston. Susana has had opportunities to study art in France, Italy and Ireland where she attended an intensive landscape workshop. Susana’s appreciation of nature’s colors and light effects inspired her to work plein air on New England landscapes. She paints in New Hampshire and in Maine, yet focuses on local scenes of the North Shore and Cape Ann.
During the past fourteen years Susana has taught art to kindergarten-aged children in an extended daycare program in Andover. She currently lives on Great Neck in Ipswich.