Saturday, November 7, 2009

Artist Profile: Susan Lyall Haley

With a focus on drawing and painting, Susan Lyall Haley holds a Bachelor of Fine Arts degree from Salem State College. She pursued a career in corporate advertising that stretched for more than 23 years, and now does freelance catalog work, leaving more time for her love of art. Her watercolor paintings feature New England scenes from the many photographs she has taken. Sue’s color palette of soft, muted hues are exemplary of much of her work.

"I maintain a realistic style and am drawn to the challenge of watercolor for it’s ability to recapture life’s moments through color and reflection.”

She is a member of the Chelmsford Art Society, associate member of the New England Watercolor Society and an active participant and award winner in many art events and juried shows. She is often commissioned to paint house and business portraits or to recapture favorite places for that special gift-giving idea.

In addition to her watercolors, Sue brings her own artistic style to an assortment of uniquely designed, hand-painted glassware.

Currently, she is developing a series of watercolor paintings to capture her memories of a trip to the south of France. A May, 2010 solo art show is planned at the Parish Center for the Arts, Westford, MA.