Susan Perin

Susan Procter Perin, an “Air Force brat” was born and raised in her native England and also in Yeman. Her father was her first art teacher. She continued her art and music studies after his early death in a flying accident. At seventeen she immigrated to the United States of America with her American step-father. Following graduation from Parsons School of Design, she worked to pay for University studies in American History and Government, and to fund her own Interior Design firm. Marriage to a “corporate husband” with many moves precluded working in Design. She was encouraged to paint professionally by Jeffrey Lunge, a well-known Western watercolourist. After over forty moves and much travel she has settled in Sun Valley, ID

Education: 1963 Parsons School of Design, New York, NY. AA 1963-1964 Columbia University, School of General Studies, New York, NY

Exhibitions:-Solo: 1997, 1904, 1991, 1989, 1986,1976,1974 Bird in the Hand Gallery, Sewickly, PA Group:- 2015 Wood River Valley Studio Tour, Ketchum, ID 2014 Wood River Valley Studio Tour, Ketchum, ID 2013 Wood River Valley Studio Tour, Ketchum, ID 2013 Gerheim Gallery, Stanley, ID

1997 Kneeland Gallery, Ketchum, ID

1986 Main Trail Galleries, Scotsdale, AZ

1985 UP Gallery and University Art Gallery, University of Pittsburgh, Pittsburgh, PA 1976 Old Sculpin Gallery, Edgartown, MA

1975 The Campbell Gallery, Sewickley Academy, Sewickley, PA. (3 artists)

1975 Old Sculpin Gallery, Edgartown, MA

1973 Old Sculpin Gallery, Edgartown, MA

Juried Shows:-

2014 Group Exhibition, Wood River Valley Studio Tour, Ketchum, ID

2014 Annual Juried Show, Idaho Watercolor Society, Boise, ID (Juror-Fealing Lin) 2013 Group Exhibition, Wood River Valley Studio Tour, Ketchum, ID

2006 Annual Open Exhibition, Northwest Watercolor Society, Seattle, OR

(juror-ArneWasterman,AWS. NWS)

2005 Annual Juried Show, Idaho Watercolor Society, Boise, ID (juror-Kiff Holland

SFCA,AWS,CSA,CSPWC) 2004 Annual Juried Show, Idaho Watercolor Society, Boise, ID

(juror-Stephen Quiller- AWS.NWS)-

1977 Annual Exhibition,Associated Artists of Pittsburgh, Museum of Art,

Carnegie Museum, Pittsburgh, PA 1976 Annual Exhibition, Associated Artists of Pittsburgh, Museum of Art,

Carnegie Museum, Pittsburgh, PA 1976 Mid Year Show, Butler Institute of American Art, Youngstown, OH

1976 Three Rivers Arts Festival, Exhibition, Pittsburgh PA

1975 Annual Exhibition, Associated Artists of Pittsburgh, Museum of Art,

Carnegie Museum, Pittsburgh, PA 1975 Three Rivers Arts Festival Exhibition, Pittsburgh, PA

1974 Three Rivers Arts Festival Exhibition, Pittsburgh, PA 1967 Westchester Art Show, White Plains, NY

Festivals:

2009 Ketchum Arts Festival, Ketchum, ID

Awards:

2004 Annual Juried Show, Idaho Watercolor Society, Boise, ID- Golden Artist Award

1975 Annual Exhibition, Associated Artists of Pittsburgh, Pittsburgh, PA- Patrons Award

1967 Westchester Art Show, White Plains, NY – First Place

1962 Lever Brothers, New York, NY-Honorable Mention

Collections:-

Deloite, Haskins and Sells, Pittsburgh, PA Lever Brothers, New York, NY

Pittsburgh Board of Education, Pittsburgh, PA Pittsbugh National Bank, Pittsburgh, PA Sooner Pipe and Supply, Tulsa, OK Sumitomo Company, Tokyo, Japan

Workshops:-

2012, July 11&12 “Creative Jump Ins” watercolor: the first step

Sun Valley Center for the Arts, Ketchum, ID 2010 June “Watercolour with Susan Perin”

Hailey Public Library, Hailey, ID 2010 January 11-15 ”The basics in Watercolour”

Sun Valley center for the Arts, Ketchum, ID 2010 July “Travel Sketching in Watercolour”

Sun Valley Center for the Arts, Ketchum, ID

2009 March30, April1&3 “Moving beyond the beginning-Watercolour”

Sun Valley Center for the Arts, Ketchum ID

2009 July ”Travel Sketching in Watercolour”

Sun Valley Center for the Arts, Ketchum, ID 2008 July “Travel Sketching in watercolour”

Sun Valley Center for the Arts, Ketchum, ID 2008 September 4,11,18,25 “The Basics in Watercolour”

Sun Valley Center for the Arts, Ketchum, ID 2007 January 22,24,29,31 “The Basics in Watercolour”

Sun Valley Center for the Arts, Ketchum ID 2007 September “Travel Sketching in watercolour”

Sun Valley Center for the Arts, Ketchum, ID

1981 June & July ” Exploration of Art Making” for High School Students

Sweetwater Art Center, Sewickley, PA

1976 Sept20-Nov20 sat.3.30-5pm”Survey of Art: Mini Workshops” for Teens.

Color, composition, and perspective, the basic elements of art.

Mixed Media. Sweetwater Art Center, Sewickley, PA

SUSAN P. PERIN – Artists Statement

I inherit from my native England a deep awareness of landscape, changeable weather and stimulation of strange lands. A nomad and immigrant by force of circumstances, I have always sought balance in nature. As a citizen of the United States of America, I deeply appreciative of finally being settled in a magnificent place. I find serenity, excitement, joy as I absorb the beauty of quiet domestic landscapes and wild open spaces; there is drama in changing light and colour, and wonderment in the wilderness. I have to express that moment in paint to share what I see and feel.

I am guided by a very diverse selection of painters- J.M.W.Turner, John Singer Sargent, late Winslow Homer and Wu Guanzhong in watercolour and by Fifteenth Century Florentine painters and Milton Avery, Camille Corot and David Hockney, Maynard Dixon and Richard Deibenkorn. They saw a landscape, abstracted that moment and painted it directly with their own emotion.

Personal Email: susanpperin@gmail.com

Personal Website: http://www.susanpperin.com/