Photograph of Artist SUSAN WHELIHAN
SUSAN WHELIHAN
wilder, Vermont - United States



Original Artworks (4)

Susan Whelihan; Yellow Mirror, 2004, Original Mosaic, 11 x 11 inches. Artwork description: 241 Pale yellow textured tiles are accented by small fuchsia tiles to create an old world European feel....
Susan Whelihan
Original Mosaic, 2004
11 x 11 inches (27.9 x 27.9 cm)
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Susan Whelihan; Seascape Mirror, 2004, Original Mosaic, 11 x 11 inches. Artwork description: 241 The broken plate tiles in this accent mirror represent a landscape with dune grass and flowers on the bottom, then sand, waves and blue sky on top. ...
Susan Whelihan
Original Mosaic, 2004
11 x 11 inches (27.9 x 27.9 cm)
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Susan Whelihan; Nantucket Shell Mirror, 2004, Original Crafts, 18 x 18 inches. Artwork description: 241 The round mirror serves as an appropriate base for the organic shells collected from the harbor side of the Nantucket shores. ...
Susan Whelihan
Original Crafts, 2004
18 x 18 inches (45.7 x 45.7 cm)
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Susan Whelihan; Blue And White Frame, 2004, Original Mosaic, 7 x 5 inches. Artwork description: 241 Fits approxiamately 4x6
Susan Whelihan
Original Mosaic, 2004
7 x 5 inches (17.8 x 12.7 cm)
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Artist Statement

EDUCATION:
San Francisco State University,
San Francisco, CA- 2003
Bronx Botanical Conservatory,
New York, NY- 1998-9
School of Visual Arts,
New York, NY- 1997
B.F.A. Virginia Commonwealth
University, Richmond, VA- 1991-5

EXHIBITIONS & MEMBERSHIPS:
"Nantucket in SoHo" featured artist,
New York, NY- 2004 (mosaics)
Nantucket Stock Exchange,
Nantucket, MA- 2004 (acrylic,mosaics)
Leslie Linsley,
Nantucket, MA- 2004 (mosaics)
Artists Association of Nantucket Gallery,
MA – 2004 (charcoal, oil pastel)
Turn of the Century Fine Arts, Berkeley,
CA- 2003 (colored glass, mosaics)
Amy’s Café, Solo Exhibition, Richmond,
VA- 1995 (acrylic,photography)
Anderson Gallery Annual Juried Show
(2 pieces juried in), Richmond, VA- 1995 (multi-media)

ARTWORK IN COLLECTIONS IN:
Nantucket, MA; Newburyport, MA; Northhampton, MA; Tucson, AZ; Fairfield, CT; Rye, NY; New York, NY; Oakland, CA; San Francisco, CA; Arlington, VA; Great Falls, VA; Herndon, VA; South Strafford, VT; Orlando, FL

BIOGRAPHY:
My interest in creating artwork began when I received a Strathmore drawing pad and Mr. Sketch scented markers as a gift from my dad in the 3rd grade. I went on to study fine art and graphic design at V.C.U., where I earned a B.F.A. in Communication Arts & Design. I then moved to N.Y. City and worked as a graphic designer and art director at a record company, newspaper publisher, an ad agency, and the Metropolitan Transit Authority. I continued drawing and also built chessboards, which I sold at specialty chess shops in the West Village. The lack of nature in my urban lifestyle led me to leave my graphic design career and I began landscaping instead. In this new line of work I met a former Nantucket gardener who helped me move to Nantucket where I could plant in the ground instead of on the rooftops of Manhattan.
In Nantucket I was commissioned to do charcoal drawings of local buildings, and I also began using old China from ”the Madaket Mall” and thrift stores to create mosaic art. After a year & a half I moved to San Francisco, a city I had always aspired to live in. There I continued working with mosaics and also colored glass. I enjoyed living out west, but missed the east and moved back to Nantucket in February of this year. Here I continue to create and exhibit my work in charcoal, oil pastels, acrylics and mosaics. I am employed as the Assistant Gallery Director at the Artists’ Association of Nantucket Gallery....

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