Susanne Peck’s drawings on view at Jackson Gallery
Susanne Peck spent most of her professional life in the New York City area and relocated to Vermont in 2008. A classical singer, educator and conductor, she has always made art and has been drawing commissioned portraits for 26 years. In recent years she has branched out to include abstract and expressionist works as well as representational, and the exhibit will reflect this variety.
Largely self-taught, her most valued instruction came privately from Elizabeth Steig in the Boston area and from portrait painter Laurel Stern Boeck at Katonah Art Center in New York, from Tad Spurgeon, Richard Weinstein and Mary Lower at the Middlebury Studio School. Peck has taught clay and drawing/painting to children and adults at Katonah Art Center, Frog Hollow and Middlebury Studio School in Vermont. Her commissions have included New York City Federal Judge Colleen McMahon and family, opera singers François Clemmons and Beverly Myers along with actor Richard Gere’s young son. A portrait of President Obama by Susanne Peck was gifted to the White House in 2009.
Peck’s portraits of people and animals hang in dozens of homes across the country and are considered exceptional in the genre of portraiture.
The Jackson Gallery is located in the lower level of Town Hall Theater, a community and cultural venue located in the center of Middlebury. Gallery hours are Monday through Saturday 12 to 5 p.m., and an hour before any public events in the building. For more info call (802) 382-9222 or visit townhalltheater.org.
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