April 18, 1943 – March 5, 2015
Inspired by her father, a Chicago architect, Susan Panzarella focused on creating art since her early teens. After studying at the Art Institute in Chicago, Susan waited until her children were grown and off to college and then continued with workshops and further study at Cal State Long Beach, studying Life Drawing and Portraiture. She also studied with Ramon Kelley, Chuck Hammond, Robert E. Wood and Daniel Greene while living in California. While living in Jackson, TN, Susan was represented by Marguerite’s Gallery in TN, and built up a steady clientele in appreciation of her work. Specializing in oils and pastel portraiture, she also created landscapes, florals and still lifes and was constantly fascinated by color and the transfer of light.
Susan was a member of all three North Carolina Pastel Societies as well as many other art organizations. Our art community as a whole deeply feels her loss.