Susan Harding Merancy

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Wildman Afternoon Moon

Susan Harding Merancy is an honor's graduate of the Rochester Institute of Technology, with a Bachelor of Fine Art's degree in Medical Illustration. After working many years in medical illustration and the corporate advertising field, she decided to pursue her own career in painting. She is the recipient of many awards and is a member of the prestigious Salmagundi Club. Susan also maintains memberships in the Southern Vermont Artist, The Portrait Society of America and Associate memberships in the Northeast Watercolor Society and the Oil Painter's of America. In 2008, Susan was elected to Signature Membership in the Pastel Society of America.

Artist's Statement:

The recent direction of my painting has moved towards the impression of place and the objects as they naturally appear within that space. As still lifes are usually constructions of the artist's hand, I understand and appreciate the confines of still life painting and I am finding myself enjoying the world outside my studio. My love of animals and anatomy, has introduced itself in my recent paintings of cows and I am finding great contentment in recording the land and the animals that exist in and around my home in the Cambridge Valley and the Adirondacks.

Awards & Honors
  • Peggy Beckwith First Place Memorial Award, Hildene Artists in the Garden Exhibition, Manchester, Vermont, 2004
  • The Art Spirit Foundation, Diane Bernhard Silver Medal Award for Excellence in Pastel, Salmagundi Club, New York, New York, 2003
  • Honorable Mention, Adirondack Juried Art Exhibition, Lake Placid Center for the Arts, Lake Placid, New York, 2003
  • The Philip Isenberg Memorial Award, The Salmagundi Club, New York, New York, 1999
  • Reed's Landing Award, The Springfield Art League, Springfield, Massachusetts, 1999
  • Signature Member of the Pastel Society of America, 2008
  • 2010 Outstanding Landscape Award, The 6th Annual Northeast National Pastel Exhibition, Art Center of Old Forge, Old Forge, New York
  • 2010 Hugh P. Botts Award, Annual Black & White Exhibition, The Salmagundi Club, New York, New York