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Susan Fehlinger had to be content to be an occasional painter during her 30+-year career as a Television Producer in New York City. She attended art classes at The School of Visual Arts at night, and painting workshops in the summers on Cape Cod, Monhegan Island Maine and Prince Edward Island, but for the most part she is a self-taught artist.

In 2003 she quit her job in NYC, bought a bed and breakfast on Cape Cod and began painting more seriously. She joined the Chatham Art Gallery on the Cape in 2007, and was represented by Sheldon Fine Arts in Newport RI and Saratoga Springs NY, as well as True North Gallery in Kennebunkport ME and Art Essex in Essex CT. She had solo shows at The Cultural Center of Cape Cod and The Cahoon Museum of American Art.

In 2014 she relocated to Black Rock CT in order to be closer to NY city, and branched out to other themes such as coastal architecture and cityscapes. Fehlinger’s paintings depict familiar, yet abstracted scenes. Her painting style emphasizes her interest in texture, color and light; and she applies her paint thickly with a palette knife to highlight structure, form and shadow. Her compositions play with scale, placement, and negative/positive spaces, creating visual interest and an individual style.

She is an active member of the Artists Collective of Westport and an exhibiting member of the Rowayton Art Center and the Ridgefield Guild of Artists. Since moving to Connecticut she has had a solo show at The Westport Library, The Greene Art Gallery in Guilford, The Kershner Gallery in Fairfield, and she has exhibited her work at Beechwood Arts, The Easton Art Council and the Westport Art Center.  

She is currently represented by Southport Galleries, Southport CT