InJune, 2012, after many years working and teaching out of my home studio, I finally decided I need more room to spread out, not just for myself but for my students, and the idea of the The Art Studio was born. I've always loved having my own "space" where I could be creative and get lost in my art for hours... it's my therapy, my escape, my fun, my place for contemplation and growth.....and simply put, a place where I can d what I love to do most... create art.
But I realize that not everyone is equipped to paint at home or likes to work alone, which can be isolating. Â Painting and getting feedback from fellow artists/students can be tremendously helpful and fulfilling on our journey to develop our skills. My hope is that my students, friends and fellow artists will look at The Art Studio as a place they, too, will consider their personal "space".. a place to come and explore their creativity, learn, grow, share and enjoy the support found when painting alongside friends. I hope you'll think of The Art Studio as Your Studio, too!
The Art Studio, located on Mercantile Road in Beachwood, Ohio is a multi-use art facility. In addition to being Susan's personal studio where she paints and welcomes commissions for portraits, landscapes and still lifes, she offers a variety of classes, workshops, Open Studio Days, and Live Model Days, as well as on-site Custom Framing.
Artist/owner, Susan Cone Porges, received a BFA from Massachusetts College of Art. For the past 35+ years she has had a successful career as a freelance artist and calligrapher, painter and teacher, and continually tries to display her passion for art and her drive for excellence in whatever she creates.
Susan is a regular exhibitor of her oil, pastel and watercolor paintings in art exhibitions and galleries, and her work is collected internationally. She is a member of the Pastel Society of America, The Degas Pastel Society, The Portrait Society of America, The Ohio Watercolor Society and The Western Reserve Calligraphers. More of her work and bio can be seen on her web site