Susan G. Purdy

About the Artist

I have been painting and drawing all my life. I studied art history and fine arts at Vassar College, in Paris at the Ecôle des Beaux Arts and Académie de la Grande Chaumière with Yves Brayer, and at New York University, with Robert Kaupelis, Esteban Vicente, and Anthony Toney. During my years in Manhattan, I also worked as a textile designer while continuing to paint and exhibit in New York, Connecticut, and Rhode Island. My paintings have been shown in many galleries and are in numerous private collections. My work over the years has also included teaching, writing, and illustrating over thirty children’s books and cookbooks. Recently, I have returned to art as a profession, exhibiting my paintings in watercolor, pastel, acrylic, and oil.


Current Exhibition:


Recent Paintings By Susan Gold Purdy

September 2 - 30, 2015

Marty’s Cafe and Gallery
6 Green Hill Rd/Rt. 47
Washington Depot, CT 06794

Hours: Monday-Sunday, 7-5




Rhode Island Beach – watercolor, pen & ink, 5 x 7”

Siena Market Stall –watercolor, pen & ink, 7 x 10”

San Miguel de Allende Tea Shop – watercolor, pen & ink, 4 x 6”


Oils/Mixed Media

Farmers Market Bounty, oil on canvas, 26 x 31 1/2”

Chard with Radish, pastel on paper, 20 x 26”, (Sold)

Still Life with Blue Wall, oil on canvas, 11 x 11” (Sold)



PIE IN THE SKY, William Morrow, 2005, written and illustrated by Susan G. Purdy

Breckinridge – pen & ink

THE FAMILY BAKER (Broadway Books, 1999) written and illustrated by Susan G. Purdy

“Cornbread & Tea Cakes” – pen & ink

“Bundt Cakes” – pen & ink

“Berry Pie” – pen & ink

written and illustrated by Susan G. Purdy

“Title Page”