Susan Esbensen

Deep within my spirit lies the need to express myself. Through my art I am able to continue this process and strive for ways to improve my craft.

My paintings are a contemporary fusion of many styles. I allow them to go in a number of directions from loose to a more interpretive, representational style.

Each painting I do is a little different from the last. The mood of the color scheme, the under-painting, my emotional input, my reaction to the world around me at that time, the soul and the drama of the subject, whether real or imagined creates a unique vision.

I have internalized the notion of discovery in the process to keep things interesting and exciting. I use an expressive palette to capture the sweep and intensity of my subject. I use subtle detail, atmosphere, light, and line as the teller of a scene.

I am a self-taught artist. My mind and feelings tell me what to paint.

My work has appeared at the Annex Art Gallery at Historic Smithville Mansion, Delaware River Scenic Byway Exhibit, Hunterdon Land Trust, The Prallsville Mill, Artsbridge, Tinicum Arts Festival, The New Hope Arts Center Artsbridge 20th Annual Juried show, The Friends of the Delaware Canal (FODC) 4th Annual Juried Art Show, the Artist of Yardley 4th Annual Juried Show, the 152nd Annual Exhibition of Small Paintutings at the Philadelphia Sketch Club, and the 2nd Annual Farmstead Arts Member, Faculty Show at the Kennedy Martin Stelle Farmstead, 66th Annual Tinicum Arts Festival, Of Color: The African American Experience a juried exhibit in conjunction with the Trenton African American Cultural Festival, New Hope Arts League Small Works Show, Friends of the Delaware Canal Fifth Annual Art Show at Rich Timmons Studio Gallery, and Arts and Cultural Council of Bucks County First Members
Juried Art Show.

My painting, "Cloistered Classical Repetition," was awarded an Honorable Mention, by Juror Carol Cruickshanks at the Artist of Yardley 4th Annual Juried Show, 2015.

"The Nightly Diners," was awarded an Honorable Mention by Janine Dunn Wade and Suzanne Pitak Davis at the 66th Annual Tinicum Arts Festival, 2015.

"Bucks County Winter" was awarded "Best in Show," at the "Winter Wonderland Exhibit," at the first annual juried members show, Arts and Cultural Council of Bucks County.

I am a member of the Philadelphia Sketch Club, American Impressionist Society, as well as several local art associations.




Digital Art





Native American


20th Century Paintings

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