It's that time again! Please join us with a warm welcome to our latest artist, Susan Valentine. Susan's art is breathtaking, and we can't wait for you to stop in to see it for yourself! She's originally from the North Shore of Massachusetts. In the early '90's she came from Boston proper to the small, rural town of Leverett where she presently lives. She began practicing graphic design when she started teaching yoga in 1994 in order to promote her classes. It was over ten years before she would study it formally. This was where she got her initial training in composition. She studied first graphic design, then painting at Greenfield Community College. She has an adult daughter, a supportive and artistic husband and a wonderful and large group of supportive friends and artists. Her studio space is at Leverett Crafts & Arts since 2013. Susan shares, "My work represents the world around me in a pretty realistic way. I begin with photography and end with many layers of thin paint. I very much enjoy working on large projects and need to cleanse my palate by then working small. In previous years I have tended to look closely and bring forth the details of small characters from my garden, then needed to balance that with sweeping landscapes." We hope you can stop in and enjoy Susan's beautiful art while sipping on a delicious glass of local cider!