September 15 through October 9 Artists Reception October 6 from 5:30 to 8pm
Susan Tobey White defines herself as artist and educator. As an artist she is best known for her colorful, energetic paintings of dancers which inspire smiles and laughter from the viewer. Scenes of impassioned dancers in crowded dance halls, swinging to their own rhythms summon nostalgic times and practically dance right off the canvas. From professional dancers to dancers at heart Susan’s work is continually praised for the feeling of well being it evokes.
Her love of Maine and the area she lives is evident in her quieter paintings of landscapes, seascapes and paintings of people working and playing.
She welcomes commissions of a variety of themes enjoying the challenges they demand of her, favoring paintings of children playing, adults dancing and beach scenes. In the fall of 2010 a series of giant vegetables and decadent food began as a direct result of illustrating The Homeport Cookbook, by Will Holtham which was released in 2011.
She has designed the 2004 and 2007 North Atlantic Blues Festival Poster and the 2008-2012 Maine Celtic Festival Poster.
In the summer of 2002 after having taught elementary art for 15 years, Susan opened High Street Studio & Gallery in a historic building of downtown Belfast where she has a seasonal gallery and teaches painting workshops. In October of 2013 she was one of 18 working artist/ educators from around the country accepted into an intensive workshop taught by Patti Brady director of Golden Artist Colors’ Working Artist Program and author of “Rethinking Acrylics” for certification into Golden’s Artist Educator Program. Her work is in private collections throughout the United States, in Canada, Europe and Australia and has been in galleries in North Carolina, Florida and Maine.