Susan Cushing’s highly stylized narrative landscapes are inspired by the decade of the 1970’s and reminiscent of the lifestyle photographs of Slim Aarons and the post-modern environmental style of Alex Katz and David Hockney. Susan's paintings are evocative of the world of casual elegance as she beautifully captures the colors and themes of summer on canvas. While these snapshots of life - garden party, elegant country house porch and poolside scenes -- are pleasing to look at, each one is composed of reflections and shadows, light and dark spaces, that are also a metaphor of life. You can't have the bright light without the shadows. Susan divides her time between New York City, Quogue, and Palm Beach. Her work has been exhibited at the Nassau County Museum of Art, the Gallery at the Quogue Library, the Claridge House Gallery, and the Foster Gallery in Palm Beach.