Susan Van Winkle
Susan C Van Winkle, residing in North Stonington CT. has been devoted to the visual arts for over 40 years. An artist of wild & domestic animals, Susan displays a diverse scope of different mediums to express her passion for animals. Mediums of choice range from drawing in graphite, pen & ink, and scratch-board. Sculpture in marble, alabaster, soapstone, bronze, resin, cast stone, and cold cast bronze.
Formal art training includes 4 years of study in fine art, illustration, photography, and commercial art at Paier College of Art, Hamden, CT. Sculpture and the techniques behind it have been enhanced through courses at the Washington, CT Art Association, guidance through the Paul King Foundry, and Mystic River Foundry, plus self-taught experimentation. Except for Susan’s one of a kind stone carvings, her other sculpted pieces done originally in clay need to go through the lengthy process of casting in a more permanent material. Van Winkle likes to have a hands on approach in the next phase; tackling the engineering of the mold, making a rubber mold of her sculpture, to the final casting and finishing.
Exhibiting both nationally and internationally, Susan has received a number of awards for her work. Most recently in years 2014 and then again in 2017 and 2018, receiving the Marine Environmental Wildlife Award at the International Show Maritime Gallery at Mystic Seaport Museum.
Susan is an elected artist member of the Lyme Art Association, elected artist member of the Mystic Museum of Art, and an active member of the Society of CT Sculptors. Her work is in private collections worldwide.