Susan Hope Fogel teaches

Pastel and Oil Painting - Portrait, Still Life & Landscape

Friday Mornings 10:00am-1:00pm

She can be contacted

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or by phone at (845) 548-7163 (cell) (845) 986-0986 (home) .

Susan Hope Fogel

Having been involved in art education in both the public and private sector for over 17 years Susan recognizes the importance of foundation skills for artists working in the tradition of realism. She has taught drawing, pastel and oil painting to both beginners and more advanced students. Susan especially enjoys working in the Ridgewood Art Institute's North Light studios. Students will learn the effects that North Light has on color, as well as, the principles of the prismatic palette as they are used to create form and atmosphere.

After studying Classical Drawing at The New York Academy of Art Susan continued her studies at The Art Students League and The National Academy of Design, both in New York City. While at the Art Students League she learned pastel portraiture from Harvey Dinnerstein eventually becoming a member of the Pastel Society of America. A move out of the city to the Hudson Valley set her on a new course with the landscape becoming a source of inspiration. She studied landscape, and North Light painting with John Philip Osborne whom she credits with developing her painter’s eyes.

Her work has been published in American Artist magazine and in their special edition, Step-by-Step Painting Guide. Both of those articles focused on her painting in North Light. Her work was reviewed and profiled in The Art Times Journal. She is the recipient of The Arthur F. Maynard Award as well as many other awards in regional juried exhibits. She has led plein air workshops in Italy, Ireland and stateside in Massachusetts and the Hudson Valley. Her work has been exhibited in galleries throughout the United States. Susan currently serves on the Board of Directors of the Hudson Valley Art Association.

Devotion By Susan Hope Fogel

Devotion By Susan Hope Fogel