Susan Howe - Joni Mitchell on Bourbon Barrel Stave
Original portrait oil painting on a bourbon barrel stave by Susan Howe. Approximately 4” x 4”.
In early 2016 Susan Howe began the portrait project, 100 Faces as an oil study. She chose local artists that were impacting the arts in Louisville as her muse. The project was meant to hone skills and grow as an artist. As the project grew, Susan began to include famous people that had impacted her life in some way whether by listening to their music, watching them on the silver screen, or reading their novels. Every portrait study became an intimate conversation. It was a humbling attempt to capture each one on canvas. The result is a collection of Susan’s lifetime influences. She loves to paint and will probably continue adding to this list. It is hard work and long hours, but she claims it has been lots of fun! Susan also owns and instructs at Mudpies Studio in Middletown. Her work is found in many corporate and private collections.
Susan has been showing at Revelry for about nine years. Not only a talented painter and artist, she is also the treasured mother-in-law of Revelry’s owner, Mo. Through her classes, she has encouraged many of her students to be a part of Revelry throughout the years, most of which are still showing in here today.