Embracing the unexpected

Although I have called Charleston home for many years, I am still attached to my roots in Connecticut.  I have studied with numerous community artists as well as at The College of Charleston. Mentored and deeply influenced by William Halsey, I was encouraged to develop a free and creative statement, without fear of failure! Numerous courses at The Art Students League of New York have broadened my awareness and encouraged me to explore the multitude of approaches available to an expressive artist.

The most important thing to me are the marks. Marks excite me. They add variation and juxtaposition. The marks I make are the vocabulary of my story. They’re my personal signature.

The last year at Redux Contemporary Art Center has marked a new chapter in my life. I love working in my expanded studio space amongst 35 talented artists who support and inspire me everyday. The joy you see in my art is a result of this sense of community and creative environment. In addition, this year my work has been impacted by the excitement of travel. The diverse sights and sounds of New York, Chile, and Monhegan Island (Maine) have clearly impacted the subject matter and palette of my most recent paintings.

Susan Altman is represented by Meyer Vogl gallery.
122 Meeting Street, Charleston SC 29401

Her paintings can also be viewed online at

Susan’s studio is located at Redux Contemporary Art Center.
1056 King Street, Charleston, SC, 29403.

“Feel free to stop by anytime…just call to make sure I am in my studio.”