Susan Leggitt began her life as an artist as soon as she could hold a crayon. Being artistic her entire life, she creatively propelled herself through school, which led her to a successful career as a graphic designer and art director.
Her other career as a fine artist began to re-emerge several years ago when she began to study under Frank Bruckmann, then under Alex McFarlane and Dean Fisher at the Silvermine School of Art, and William McCarthy. Her yearly painting retreats to Maine feed her love of the coast.
“Inspired by the rugged and beautiful coast of Maine, my work reflects a deep connection to the water, coastline and sky, especially to the natural forms created by tidal streams, rock formations and marshes. The play of light and color, warmth and coolness, depth and atmosphere — all take on a role in each painting. Important to each work is a sense of place, connection and serenity.”
A native of Connecticut and a Groton City resident, Susan is a former member of Firing Circuits Artists in Norwalk, and has been active in many regional arts and community organizations, including serving as the president of the Rowayton Arts Center.
She has been juried into the Silvermine Guild of Artists as well as the Westport Artist Collective. She has accumulated many awards for her artwork, including the Sydney and Arthur Eder Foundation Award, from the New Haven Paint & Clay Annual Exhibition and Best in Show at the 2018 Artshow: Bedford, judged by Peter MacGill of Pace/MacGill Gallery in NYC and Darsie Alexander, executive director of the Katonah Museum of Art, and Best for Works on Paper, Artshow:Bedford 2019. She also received an honorable mention in “Flourish”, a juried show at the Mystic Museum of Art. She exhibits widely throughout Fairfield County, and New England, including several solo shows.