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Susan Hollis


  About the artist

Susan Hollis

Size: 10" x 10"
Framed size: 13" x 13"

Susan Hollis

Crimson Curve
Oil on panel
Size: 8" x 8"
Framed size: 9" x 9"

Susan Hollis

Winter Walk
Oil on canvas
Size: 16" x 20"
Framed size: 24" x 28"

Susan Hollis

Coming Around Again
Oil on panel
Size: 10" x 10"
Framed size: 11" x 11"

Susan Hollis

Oil on canvas
Size: 24" x 30"
Framed size: 25" x 31"

Susan Hollis

Along the Dune Ridge
Oil on canvas
Size: 20" x 40"
Framed size: 21" x 41"

Susan Hollis

Hydrangea Blues
Oil on canvas
Size: 18" x 18"
Framed size: 23" x 23"

Susan Hollis Early Beach Light
Oil on canvas
Size: 20" x 40"     
Susan Hollis Leaping Lilies
Size: 20" x 20"     
Framed size: 26" x 26"
Susan Hollis Dune Edges
Size: 15" x 23"     
Framed size: 20" x 28"
Susan Hollis Sky Shimmer
Size: 18" x 25"     
Framed size: 28" x 36"
Susan Hollis The Gathering 
Size: 16" x 24"     
Framed size: 21" x 29"

Susan Anne Hollis, PSA, has spent most of her summers since childhood on Cape Cod. Now a professional landscape painter, the tranquil beach scenes, sparkling waters and wind-swept dunes that have caught her artist’s eye throughout her lifetime figure prominently in her impressionistic oils and pastels that grace the walls of homes, offices and studios throughout the United States.

After earning her Bachelor of Fine Arts in Textile Design from the Rhode Island School of Design, Susan worked as a freelance fiber artist, completing commissions for corporate clients and exhibiting in galleries around New England. Painting, at first a way to unwind from the physical demands of the loom, gradually became her passion. In 1990, she took up the pastime professionally.

Susan takes her inspiration from the beauty of the world that surrounds her. She spends her summers and falls painting on location amidst the sand dunes and marshlands of Cape Cod. She also travels throughout New England, as well as the southwestern United States, France, Italy and England. Camera in hand, she observes the subtle nuances of light and shadow as she photographs scenes that catch her eye; plein-air studies give her finished works a jump start, a freshness that photography alone cannot provide.

A Copley Artist, Susan lives and paints full-time in her new studio on the Cape, creating colorful, peaceful works that have won her Signature membership in the Pastel Society of America and a place in such juried shows as the American Artists Professional League (Salmagundi Club) in New York City, Signature 2009 at the Cape Museum of Fine Arts, Hudson River Valley Art Association, NY, and The Catherine Lorillard Wolfe Club, NY. In addition to the Copley Society of Boston, Susan is a Fellow Member at the American Artists Professional League, a gallery artist at the Cape Cod Art Association and the South Shore Art Association, a Signature member of the Pastel Painters Society of Cape Cod, The Connecticut Pastel Society, The Pastel Painter’s Society of Cape Cod and the Pastel Painters of Maine.


  • Rhode Island School of Design: B.F.A. Textile Design
  • Continuing Studies:
    Studied painting under the following mentors, David Curtis, Elizabeth Mowery, Rosalie Nadeau, Jane Lincoln, Carol Chisholm Garvey, William Malony, Steven Aldrich


  • Twenty One in Truro,Cape Cod, MA - Fellow of American Artists Professional League, NY
  • Copley Artist of The Copley Society of Boston
  • The Hudson Valley Art Association, NY
  • The Catherine Lorillard Wolfe Art Club, NY

Signature Member of the following Pastel Societies:

  • Pastel Society of America, Connecticut Pastel Society, Pastel Painters Society of Cape Cod, Pastel Painters of Maine
  • Artist Mentor for Schools to Careers sponsored by Cape Cod Museum of Art.

Selected Exhibitions:


  • Cape Cod Art Association (Juried), All New England Exhibition, Barnstable, MA
  • Best landscape in any media
  • Cape Cod Art Association, Cape Cod Art Association National Exhibition, Barnstable, MA
  • Renaissance in Pastel (Juried), 17thNationalExhibition, Mattuck Museum, Waterbury, CT
  • For Pastels Only, Cape Cod Cultural Center, So. Yarmouth, MA.
  • Between Sea and Sky, 21 In Truro, Cape Cod Cultural Center, So. Yarmouth, MA
  • Glories Of The Garden, Highfield Hall, Falmouth,MA
  • Pastel by Invitation, Chatham Creative Arts Center, Chatham, MA


  • Renaissance in Pastel (Juried), 16thNationalExhibition, Mattuck Museum, Waterbury, CT
  • Catherine Lorillard Wolfe Art Club (Juried),113th National Arts Club, NY, NY
  • Signature 2009 (Juried), Cape Cod Museum of Fine Art, Dennis, MA
  • All Cape Cod (Juried), Chatham Creative Art Center, Chatham MA
  • Shimmer (Juried), Copley Society of Boston Artist Member Summer Show, Boston, MA
  • Pastel Invitational, Chatham Creative Art Center, Chatham, MA


  • Renaissance in Pastel,(Juried), 15th National Exhibition, West Hartford Art League, CT
  • Pastel Society of America,( 36thAnnual Juried), National Arts Club, NY, NY
  • Catherine Lorillard Wolfe Art Club,(Juried), 112th National Arts Club, NY, NY
  • M. Rendi Award
  • For Pastels Only, Chatham Creative Art Center, Chatham, MA
  • All Cape Cod (Juried), Chatham Creative Art Center, Chatham, MA, First Place
  • Fascinating Rhythms, South Shore Art Center, Cohasset, MA


  • Pastel Society of America ( 35thAnnual Juried), National Arts Club, NY, NY
  • Catherine Lorillard Wolfe Art Club (Juried),111th National Arts Club, NY, NY
  • For Pastels Only, Chatham Creative Art Center, Chatham, MA
  • All Cape Cod (Juried), Chatham Creative Art Center, Chatham MA
  • Visions & Voices of the Outer Cape, Provincetown Art Assoc. & Museum, Provincetown, MA
  • Hudson Valley Art Assoc. 73rd Exhibition (Juried), Hasting-On-Hudson, NY
  • Renaissance in Pastel (Juried), 14th National Exhibition, Slater Museum, CT
  • Connecticut Pastel Society, Signature Member Show, Old Lyme, CT

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