“Evening Light Across the Field” by Susan Nicholas Gephart

“Evening Light Across the Field”

18 x 36 in.

Oil on canvas


Susan Nicholas Gephart developed a deep appreciation of the earth and its relationship to art when she was a young child. Influenced by her artist father, Tom Nicholas, and his lifetime of support and encouragement, Susan continues to explore art, nature, and travel. Her passion for painting is expressed through a unique use of color, texture, and atmosphere, capturing the landscape with spontaneity and directness in pastel and oil. She is often recognized as the painter of Earth, Water, and Sky.

A prolific artist, Susan Nicholas spreads her love of creating art in nature to all ages through her teachings and has been instructing since the mid 80’s. Susan organizes workshops and retreats for all levels and mediums and is a 2017/18 Plein Air Convention Faculty Member. Supported by top national art supply companies, Susan’s 2018 schedule includes teaching workshops and retreats in Brittany, France, and North San Diego, California. She will also be teaching at her 20th annual Hameau Farm Studio Artist Retreats in Central Pennsylvania.

Susan graduated with a Bachelor of Fine Arts from Pennsylvania State University in 1979, and an Associate in Arts from Montgomery County Community College in 1977. She has been exhibiting and painting award-winning landscapes for over forty years. Her colorful, impressionistic plein air pastels and oils are in private and permanent collections across the country. Susan is an Associate Member of the Pastel Society of America, a Signature Member of the Central Pennsylvania Pastel Society, and a co-founder of the Plein Air Painters of Central PA.

Susan’s pastel, “Hameau Farm Sunset and Clouds,” was published in PleinAir magazine’s July 2016 article, “The Many Moods of Clouds.” She advertises in Pastel Journal, PleinAir magazine, and Fine Art Connoisseur, and she was a featured artist to watch in Pennsylvania Crave Magazine.

Susan will be invited faculty for the 7th Annual Plein Air Convention in Santa Fe, New Mexico. Visit: www.snicholasart.com


Associate Member of the Pastel Society of America

Signature Member of the Central Pennsylvania Pastel Society

Plein Air Painters of Central Pennsylvania


Bachelor of Fine Arts, Pennsylvania State University, Cum Laude (1979)

Associate in Arts, Montgomery County Community College, Magna Cum Laude (1977)


Fine Arts Connoisseur magazine

Pastel Journal

PleinAir magazine

Pennsylvania Crave Magazine


Faustina’s Gallery, Lewisburg, Pennsylvania

Green Drake Gallery and Art Center, Millheim, Pennsylvania

Nicholas Studios, Bellefonte, Pennsylvania

State College Framing Co. & Gallery, State College, Pennsylvania

Visit Susan’s website to see more of her work and learn of upcoming exhibits and workshop schedule. www.snicholasart.com



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