Artist Bio

Susan Sinclair Galego comes from a family of artists spanning several generations. She grew up in Washington D.C., and later attended Carnegie Mellon University where she began a Fine Arts program. This became a B.F.A. in Drama, upon graduation from New York University's Tisch School of the Arts. “Sinclair” is her former stage name.
She returned to Washington D.C. to raise her family and some years later has come full circle, returning to her love of painting the figure, the still life and the landscape. Her paintings have found homes in the United States, Puerto Rico and Internationally.

In 2020-22 her work has received recognition from Rockville Art League, the Women's Club of Chevy Chase and

Montgomery Art Association. Giddy Up was featured at Glen Echo Park's 100th Anniversary of the Carousel, 2021.

She has studied at the Yellow Barn with Walt Bartman, working with oils and gouache since 2012, recently painting Plein Air with the Middletown Painters, The Power of the Flower, Yellow Barn Studio & Gallery, 2022 and Wren's Nest Show 2021, Middletown, MD.

 

​She shows at the Juried Member’s Shows, the Drawing and Water Based Media Exhibitions and the Small Works Shows all through the Friends of the Yellow Barn Studio and has shown at the Drawing Exhibitions, the Glen Echo Labor Day Art Shows, and the Griffin Center for the Arts Flower Show.

In addition, Susan participates in seasonal and juried shows with the Rockville Art League and the Montgomery Art Association as well as other groups in the DMV area.


Susan is a proud board member of the "Friends of the Yellow Barn Studio" which supports
the growth of emerging artists, sponsors guest speakers of note holds workshops by visiting artists and hosts charity fundraisers.

Her solo show "Vignettes", was held at the Yellow Barn Studio and Gallery in May of 2019, selling over two dozen paintings.

 

 Her work is for sale and she takes commissions upon request. She can be reached at susangalego@gmail.com

Artist's Statement

My work is created with responsiveness and intuition to the study. I delight in the actual paint and its properties,

and the designing of a painting.  The painting is most often a life study, whether it be a figure, a landscape or a still life. I try to capture the quintessence of the subject and how I respond to it, emotionally as well as the sensory experience of being in the environment and its affect on each subject.  In the words of Wayne Theibaud, " I'm really a very strong sensualist and that manifests itself in almost all the works." Painting connects me to myself and there is often a psychological undercurrent in the work as well as a sense of humor. My paintings have been described as calligraphic, lyrical and expressionist. 

I am influenced by Matisse, Cezanne and Gauguin.