Camino Walk

by Susan Abbott

The spring of 2016 I had the good fortune to walk the Camino, a 500 mile pilgrimage route across the top of Spain. I came home inspired by all that I'd seen and experienced. I'm working on a series of paintings now based on my time on the Camino. They'll be included in a upcoming book about my journey through Spain, which will include watercolors, writingand sketches.

New Commission

by Susan Abbott

I'm honored to be in the collection of the Mayo Clinic with an eight painting commission based on my studies from the Johnson Farm.

Eyes on the Land Project

by Susan Abbott

I was honored this year to be included in the Eyes on the Land project sponsored by the Shelburne Museum and Vermont Land Trust. Artists were paired with farms and forests conserved by the VLT, and I painted for a year up in the wetlands of the Northeast Kingdom.
You can view my short slide talk about my project here and an ebook here.

My Blog Post for the PCT Association

by Susan Abbott

"Oregon on the PCT", watercolor, 9" x 15"

The Pacific Crest Trail Association blog asked me to write a guest post about what it was like to collaborate with my son Colin Arisman on his film about his 2,600 mile hike from Mexico to Canada. I painted seven watercolor landscapes that appear in "Only the Essential".

You can read my post about his adventure--and my adventure vicariously following his 5 month walk--here!


Paris Time

by Susan Abbott

"Seine towards Musee D'Orsay", 12" x 12", oil on linen.

I'm leaving today for three weeks in Paris, where I'll be painting and teaching a sketchbook and art history workshop. I'm looking forward to exploring Paris with my students, and seeing the Seine again!

Savvy Painters Audio Interview

by Susan Abbott

Savvy Painters website interviewed me for a free-wheeling conversation on the challenges and rewards of a painter's life, including those difficult years after art school, finding your artistic voice, and the challenges of being a painter's spouse. Take a listen here!

"Endless Flowers" at Jane Haslem Gallery

by Susan Abbott

My watercolor "Spring" is included in the exhibit "Spring" at the Jane Haslem Gallery in Washington, DC. Other artists included in the show are Joseph Raffael, Gabor Peterdi, Mark Adams, and Elizabeth Osborne. Click here for a link to the show, which continues through the end of April 2013.

Winter Break in the Bahamas

by Susan Abbott

I'm in Hope Town, Bahamas for two weeks of painting on my own before my landscape workshop arrives on February 8th. It's been wonderful, in the middle of winter, to be out all day exploring the  town, beaches and harbor with my french easel in tow. I'm already looking forward to returning to Hope Town next winter, hopefully for a longer stay. It's easy to understand why Winslow Homer packed up his watercolors, and left Maine for the tropics every winter...

You can see a selection of my paintings from the Bahamas here.

And here is my porch "studio" in my cabin on the beach: