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Painter Susan Astleford Painting Workshop – Sunday September 15th

September 15, 2019 @ 10:00 am - 5:00 pm


You’re invited to take a beginner’s (or any level of experience) oil painting class taught by Susan Astleford.

Nationally recognized painter and Jacksonville resident,

Susan’s taught water-soluble oil classes to adults for eight years around the United States.

Sunday, September 15th | 10 am – 5 pm | Refreshments Provided

Cost $195 per person | BYOBL (Bring Your Own Bag Lunch!)

(includes one day of instruction, paints, brushes, palette)

 Display easels may be purchased for $20


Reservations Required & Limited to 8 | 904 398 2890

Susan is a member of the Palette and Chisel Academy, Oil Painters of America,

Ohio Plein Air Society, American Artist Professional League, Allied Artist of America,

American Impressionist Society, and Women Painters of the Southeast.


Susan lives with her husband, Paul, in Jacksonville, Florida, on the beautiful St John’s River.  She has had the benefit of living in California, Washington DC, suburban Chicago, Orlando, the Gold Coast of Chicago, Columbus, Ohio and Paris, France.

Her parents treasured her drawings she created at age three and enrolled her in oil painting classes a few years later, stimulating a long career in art.  During college, Astleford studied Commercial Art and Fine Art, and graduated with a degree in Art Education from Penn State.  She worked as a commercial artist in Washington, DC.

Her medium of choice for thirty years had been watercolor for its translucent beauty and portability, but her new love is oils – in particular, water mixable oils have become her mainstay.

Travel, Astleford’s second favorite pastime – in Europe, Asia, New Zealand, the Caribbean, Israel, the Middle East, Africa and America – has been a most exciting education in cultural diversity, architecture, costume, flora and fauna – and those images provide endless subjects for paintings.

Astleford has taught watercolor to adults for five years in Orlando, and water-soluble oils to adults for seven years in Columbus, Ohio, and Bonita Springs, Florida.  She has been a member of the Palette and Chisel Academy in Chicago, Oil Painters of America, Ohio Plein Air Society, American Artists Professional League, Inc., Allied Artists of America, Inc., American Impressionist Society, St. Augustine Art Association and Women Painters of the Southeast.


BS in Art Education from Penn State University

Workshops in oil and watercolor from Phil Austin, Tom Hill, Ralph Ledesma, Phyllis Kozlowski, Andrew Johns, Phil Kantz, Diane Rath, Scott Burdick, Phil Beck, Gregg Kreutz, Kim English, Jeff Legg, David Leffel, Kenn Backhaus, Marc Hanson, Diane Fraser and Peggy Kroll-Roberts were great learning opportunities, and Astleford is looking forward to a November workshop with T. Allen Lawson.

A ten-day Masters Class in Anglin-sur-l’Anglin, France, with Kevin and Wanda MacPherson was definitely an educational highlight and a turning point in Astleford’s confidence in her artwork.

Recent Awards:

Best of Show, St. Augustine Art Association, ‘Florida Forever’ Exhibition – ‘Egret with Turtles’

Best of Show, St. Augustine Art Association, ‘Annual Honors Show – 2016’ – ‘House Hunters’

The Vault at 1930 Art Gallery   www.thevaultat1930.com



September 15, 2019
10:00 am - 5:00 pm
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