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Susan Berry

Upstairs Gallery: June 25 through July 26, 2014

Susan Berry always wanted to be an artist. After high school—Troy High School— she attended Auburn University where she majored in child development and commercial art. For several years she taught kindergarten and art at South Montgomery Academy. Returning to Troy to live, she attended Troy State University and majored in child development and fine arts. Susan has a BA and an MA degree from Troy. She taught for twenty-five years in the Troy School System and often taught art in the community. She is a past member of the Troy Arts Council and a present member of the Troy Arts Council Auxilliary. She has served as a docent at the Johnson Center for the Arts.  In 2008, Susan was honored by being named Artist of the Year by the Troy Arts Council.

Susan Berry painting

How do you create?

I am an impressionistic artist in my approach. I like to paint. I paint what I like at the moment. I do not paint for others. It is hard for me to ever sell. I enjoy various mediums. My favorite is watercolor. My goal when I paint is to satisfy myself and learn from the experience—never a job, but a joy!
                                                                                                            —Susan Berry

What is your purpose?

My purpose is to realize the desire to be an artist and carefully protect the process.  That must always be true to me for I realize that this is never done alone. I am in partnership with my Heavenly Father.
                                                                                                            —Susan Berry