Susan Pecora was raised in Marblehead, Massachusetts. She is a signature member of the New England Watercolor Society in Boston, and a former council member of the Academic Artists Association, Springfield; Copley Society Boston; Cape Cod Art Association, Barnstable and The Provincetown Art Association. She has exhibited and won awards from a variety of national organizations including: the American Artists’ Professional League, NYC, NY; Knickerbocker Artists, NY; New England Watercolor Society North American Open Exhibit; The Copley Society Invitational; The Rocky Mountain National Watercolor Exhibit, Colorado; Realism in Art National Exhibition, Parkersburg Art Center, West Virginia and the Hudson Valley Art Association National Juried Exhibit, Hastings on Hudson, NY.
Susan’s paintings are included in the permanent collections of Western New England College, The United States Post Office, Baystate Medical Center, Northeast Utilities, Northwestern Mutual Life Insurance Co., Massachusetts Mutual Life Insurance Co., Literacy Volunteers of America, The Jeol Corp, London and private collections in the U.S., France, Germany, Austria, Newfoundland and Japan. Her painting show “Reflections Through Watercolor” has been broadcast on WGBY, the PBS Broadcasting affiliate for Western New England for the past five years. She has painted such diverse subjects as Fenway Park during a Boston Red Sox game, Heublein Tower in Connecticut, Hancock Shaker Village, Emily Dickinson’s Home, Norman Rockwell’s Studio and Calvin Coolidge’s birthplace in Plymouth Notch, Vermont. In 2000, Susan was the artist for Willie Nelson’s Farm Aid calendar. Thirteen of her paintings of local farms were used to create the calendar, which supported the Farm Aid Concert for the benefit of small American farms.
Susan currently teaches painting at the Museum of Fine Arts in Springfield, MA, as well as in her studio/gallery at the Thorndike Mill Art Center. She lives in beautiful western Massachusetts where there are always many inspiring locations to paint.
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