Carnton Plantation was the home to Carrie McGavock during the Civil War. She served as a military hospital during the Battle of Franklin and her floors are forever stained with blood. Carnton's lawn hosts the largest, privately-owned Confederate cemetery and it is where boys from every state in the south (except Virginia) are buried.
Susan's style of painting has been described as impressionistic, loose, and charming, capturing subjects near her home in middle Tennessee in simple, broad blocks of color with little use of detail. Although she has experimented with several mediums over the years, she now concentrates mostly in oils. Transparent Oils are her latest passion. And Alla Prima (painting in one session) is her style preference.
Susan has studied with Hazel King, Mary McDaniel, Frank Baggett, Kay Keyes Farrar, Roger Dale Brown, Kim Barrack, Paula Frisbee, Dawn Whitelaw, Connie Erickson, Diane C. May, Gary Young, Dean Sutton, and Dreama Tolle Perry. However her work is still original, very fluid and intuitive.
"Born into a family of artists and being a...
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