Susan Hecht Biography


Although Susan started her career in advertising and graphic design, she eventually found her way into the fine art world.   Susan works in a variety of media, but mostly concentrates on Oils.  Her great love of color is reflected in her paintings. She has a bright and cheerful palette and is constantly thinking about the balance of light and dark, color, edges and temperature. She challenges herself to capture her subject in a way that expresses the energy and emotion of that moment.  Susan approaches painting, much as she does life, with a sense of playfulness.  She says, “With Art, as in life, it is all about the journey...”

In addition to her Studio in Apex, NC, her work is also displayed at Tyler White Gallery in Greensboro NC, Vision Gallery in Atlantic Beach, NC, The Woods Gallery on Bald Head Island NC and the Sandpiper Gallery on Sullivan’s Island SC.
Artist’s statement:  My goal is to create something beautiful that others can enjoy.  If my paintings bring happiness to them, then I have accomplished my goal.

Shows, Awards & Honors:
Solo Show,
Summer Pleasures, Sandpiper Gallery, Sullivan’s Island, SC, June 2009

Solo Show,
Bradford Bayson Gallery, Council for the Arts, Jacksonville, NC, May 2008
Featured Artist,
ASID Designer Showhouse,  Ramblewood – Raleigh NC, May 2008
Juried competition for Junior League of Raleigh Calendar 2008

Featured Artist,  
Art on the Beach sponsored by Creative Spark, Charleston, SC   2007
Three Woman Show,
The Apex of Art, Vincent Hester Gallery, Portsmouth, Virginia   2007

Featured Artist,
Leukemia Society Showcase for the Cure 2006
Colorful Calories, Pastel Society, Carrboro, NC 2006

NC State Fair Juried Exhibition 2005  
Art Escapes, the Marshall Gallery, Greensboro, NC   2005
Fine Arts League of Cary Juried Exhibition 2005 & 2006, Purchase Award, 2005

Two woman show,
The Apex of Art, Vincent Hester Gallery, Portsmouth, Virginia   2004
Capital City Club, solo show, Raleigh, NC 2004
Borders Bookstore, solo show, Cary, NC, 2004
Carley’s on Salem, solo show, Apex, NC 2004
The Apex Gallery, solo show, Apex, NC  2004
Various shows at Visual Art Exchange and Nicole’s Studio, Raleigh 2003, 2004, 2005
Music Show, The Artist’s Gallery, Virginia Beach, VA   2003
Fabulous Forgeries, The Artist Gallery, Virginia Beach, VA   2002
NC State Fair, Honorable Mention Award 2001
Fine Arts League of Cary Members Show 3rd place, 2001