In 1987, Susan Meyer Sinyai enrolled in the Art Department at UNC-Asheville to embark on a second college career and she completed her BFA in 1994. Since that time, she has been a working artist, starting out as a portrait painter, but moving on to landscapes, still lifes, and flower portraits, for which she has won awards in numerous local, regional and national shows.
Susan’s work is executed in both the oil and pastel medium, both of which offer the luminosity and richness of color that she seeks to express in her paintings. The quality of light on the subject matter is what Susan seeks to explore and capture in her work – the manner in which it describes form, manipulates color, but more importantly, how it can evoke mood and memory. Her work has been displayed in local galleries and art venues. Most recently, she has taught classes and had work displayed at 310 Art in Asheville.
In teaching, Susan wants to share her skills and knowledge in a manner that is encouraging and builds confidence, emboldening students with an “I can do this!” spirit, allowing each student to interpret and paint in such a way to find their own expression. She wishes painters at every level to understand it is a lifelong learning experience and the process is more important than the outcome.