Susan Nicholas Gephart in the Cool Beans Gallery
Susan Nicholas Gephart is a 1979 Bachelor of Fine Arts graduate of the Pennsylvania State University, and a 1977
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Associate in Arts graduate from Montgomery County Community College. In 2007, Susan was inducted into the
MCCC Alumni Hall of Fame, and she was selected as one of 50 Outstanding Alumni in 2014.
Susan is a professional artist and instructor who has been painting award-winning landscapes for forty years. Most
of her works are created on location, or “en plein air.” She has exhibited with The Pastel Society of America and
The Art of the State of Pennsylvania, and has won Best of Show in numerous juried exhibitions, including The
Central Festival of the Arts Images Show. Susan’s landscapes can be found in the permanent collections of The
Penn Stater Conference Center, Lock Haven University, Penn College, The Williamsport Susquehanna Towers
Hospital, and The Southern Alleghenies Museum of Art and many private collects across the world.
Susan’s deep appreciation of the earth and art began as a young child. The seeds of her artistic inspirations came
from hiking the woodlands and creeks by her family’s farmhouse outside of Philadelphia. Her father shared his love
of art and travel, while her mother encouraged her independence through painting. This—and growing up with 5
brothers who challenged her—fostered a determination and resolve that helped Susan pursue her art through even
the toughest times; she raised three children while building her art career, and later balanced being a professional
artist with being a caretaker for her aging father.
Today, her passion to explore the landscape is expressed through a unique use of color, texture, and atmosphere,
capturing the emotion of a moment with spontaneity and directness. Her larger studio work and commissions are
often inspired from her plein air studies. View Susan work at www.snicholasart.com
Susan spreads her love of creating art in nature to all ages through her teachings. She has been instructing pastels
since the mid 80’s, and organizing the Hameau Farm Studio Artist Retreats, now in its 20th year, for all mediums
All Susan’s workshops are supported by top national art suppliers, allowing her students to sample a variety of fine
art supply products. Susan is a Dedicated Workshop Instructor for Gamblin Oils, Multimedia Art Board, and has her
own signature pastels with Jack Richeson, July 2018 she will lead a workshop to Brittany, France for Sennelier.
Susan advertises in PleinAir Magazine, Fine Art Connoisseur, Pastel Journal, Crave Magazine, Susquehanna Life,
Centre Daily Times.
Susan’s pastel, “Hameau Farm Sunset and Clouds,” was published in the July 2016 issue of Plein Air Magazine in
the article, “The Many Moods of Clouds.” In 2017 Susan Nicholas Gephart was a pastel presenter at the Annual
Plein Air Convention and Expo in San Diego and will be returning in 2019 as faculty to San Francisco.
Susan is a member of the Art Alliance of Central PA, the Farmland Preservation Artists of Central PA, Lewisburg
Arts Council, The Clinton County Arts Council, Bellefonte Art Museum for Centre County, and Laguna Plein Air
Association. She is a Signature Member of the Central PA Pastel Society, an Associate Member of the Pastel
Society of America, and the co- founder of the Plein Air Painters of Central PA.
Susan Nicholas Gephart is represented by State College Framing Company & Gallery in State College, PA.; Green
Drake Gallery in Millheim, PA; Faustina’s Gallery in Lewisburg, PA; and at S Nicholas Studios in Bellefonte, PA.