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John Torreano, Clinical Professor of Studio Art, NYU

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Monday, June 20, 2016

Madame Garden Party

Cropped Image of Madame Garden Party, acrylic on linen, 50 x 40 inches
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MADAME is a party girl. Her full name is Madame Garden Party. Let’s face it. She gets around. She has been in two gallery exhibitions and one museum exhibit already and she only came into existence last year. She’s probably one of the most popular paintings I have ever made.

I am not sure what makes one painting more successful than another.  I do know, though, that at my last exhibit Madame stole the show. Gallerygoers told me that they could not take their gazes off her, that she drew them in with her one exposed eye.

Despite her name, she can’t even attend Garden Party, my solo exhibit opening on April 14 at the Gallery at Westfield Broward in Plantation, FL, with the other paintings in that group. We had to pick her up early from this month's Out of Thin Air exhibit at The Guild 5 Forty Five  in Fort Lauderdale because she needs to get to the Arnot Art Museum in Elmira, NY,  where she will be part of the 75th Regional Juried Art Exhibition. That exhibit will run from April 15 through August 13.

I try to give all my paintings an equal share of my skill set which consists of both traditional technical skills and my own non-traditional personal vision, which lets me see and paint things in my own idiosyncratic manner.
However, only one will be basking in the limelight at the Arnot Museum for the next four  months,

Apparently, Madame got what she needed to be the star !


  1. Great. You have such a wonderful, unique gift!!!

    Suzie…were you ever inspired by Lady Gaga for the “Coming Out” painting?
    We saw her at Radio City Musical Hall and I know that she would LOVE your painting!!

  3. This new piece is phenomenal. Your work is so intricate and intimate, I love getting lost in it. When you are a creative geni
    us, you've got to just keep working!

  4. A.A. Monmouth MuseumMay 13, 2016 at 5:04 PM

    Your work is very imaginative and relates very well to our expanding focus on the natural world.

  5. I adore your work Susan!!!You are a true Renaissance woma