Susan Van Winkle


Close to 40 years now, Susan has been devoted to the visual arts. An Artist of wild & domestic animals, Van Winkle displays a diverse scope of different mediums to express her passion for animals. Her mediums of choice range from drawing in graphite, pen & ink, and scratch-board. Sculpture in marble, alabaster, soapstone, as well as, Bronze, resin, cast stone, and cold cast bronze.

Formal art training includes 4 years of study in fine art, illustration, photography, and commercial art at Paier College of Art, Hamden, CT. Sculpture and the techniques behind it have been enhanced through courses at the Washington, CT Art Association, guidance through the Paul King Foundry, and Mystic River Foundry, plus self-taught experimentation. Except for Van Winkle’s one of a kind stone carvings, her other sculpted pieces done originally in clay need to go through the lengthy process of casting in a more permanent material. Susan likes to have a hands on approach in the next phase; tackling the engineering of the mold, making a rubber mold of her sculpture, to the final casting and finishing.

Van Winkle has exhibited both nationally and internationally and has received a number of awards for her work. Most recently in year 2014 and then again year 2017 & 2018 receiving the Marine Environmental Wildlife Award during the International show at the Maritime Gallery at Mystic Seaport.

Susan is an elected artist member of the Lyme Art Association, elected artist member of the Mystic Museum of Art, and an active member of the Society of CT Sculptors. Her work is in private collections worldwide.

Susan C. Van Winkle

North Stonington,CT