Susan Connelly McClelland
Susan Connelly McClelland is a native of western North Carolina. She has a Bachelor of Fine Arts from East Carolina University, Greenville, NC (1982). Since 1984 she has been involved with the High Point Furniture Market as a showroom designer and artist.
For 28 years, she was a professional Faux Painter and has completed countless projects both residential and commercial. her fairly recent switch to fine art originals was a natural progression and her faux finishing experience is reflected in her style of work . Susan's work has been shown at the FRAG Art Show in Kingsport, TN, Weigand Fine Art Gallery in Galax, VA, The Warehouse in Hickory, NC, NewZart in Marshall, NC, Nelsons Fine Art in Johnson City, TN, and Weaverville Fine Arts Festival in Weaverville, NC. Susan has completed numerous commission pieces for designers in Sea Grove Beach, FL, Berkeley, CA and High Point, NC. You can currently find her work at Cindy Saadeh Fine Art Gallery in Kingsport, TN and The Birthplace of Country Music Museum in Bristol, VA. She is a member of Holston Mountain Artisans. Her work was selected by jury of Jonesborough Open Juried Art Exhibition 2017 and 2018. She was also selected by jury for The Journeys of Women Art Show at the McKinney Center for September 2017 and again for August 2018. Susan specializes in abstract fine art using mixed media, 3-D sculpture or encaustics that reflect the beauty found in gems, minerals and geological features. Visit her website at www.SusanInColor.com.