Don't forget that October 7, 2016 from 4:30-7:30 is the Cabell Gallery 2 year Birthday Celebration and also the Arts of Lexington Block Party (starting at 5:30). As mentioned in the previous two blogs, we will have three featured artists for the month of October, two of which will be doing live plein air painting demonstrations during the party. To get you excited for this awesome event, I'm focusing on each of the three artists leading up to it. This week I'm focusing on Richmond artist Susan Dull, who will be live painting along with Curney Nuffer (who was featured in last weeks blog).
Growing up in a family with a history of artists in Northern and Central Virginia, Susan Dull's love for art was cultivated at a very young age. While in college at Randolph-Macon Women's College in Lynchburg, Virginia, Ms. Dull studied art history and literature and minored in photography. During her junior year of college Susan traveled to England where she studied with two prominent art historians, Linda Nochlin and John Kenworthy-Brown.
Susan Dull's career in art began with thirty years as a photographer, specializing in dark room developing, which later led to an interest in oil painting. Beginning in 1990, Susan took painting and drawing classes at the Virginia Museum of Fine Arts Studio School and the Visual Arts Center. In 1992 she further developed her painting technique and knowledge of pigments, varnishes and glazes while studying under Emily Dashwood Naper at the Loughcrew School just outside of Dublin, Ireland. Back in the States, Susan continued her education through classes taught by the Director of Conservation at the National Gallery and well known landscape painter, Ross Merrill.
Currently, Susan Dull primarily practices painting beautiful plein air landscapes and still lifes using oil on canvas. She participates in the Nimrod Hall Summer Arts Program in Bath County, Virginia and also studies in Richmond, Virginia with Curney Nuffer.
To check out more of Susan Dull's art before October 7, please visit www.cabellgallery.com or her personal website www.susandull.com