Susan Sills of Weems has been named the Bay School Community Arts Center’s Artist of the Month for July. The seven canvas paintings in her exhibit all capture the flora and fauna that inspire her.
Sills began painting at the age of 24 by copying Audubon prints, which she felt were clear and simple to learn from. An animal lover, her dogs and chickens are often her inspiration as well as her models.
Sills built her home herself, learning to install solar panels, lights, and fans. At one point, she converted her van into a camper and packed up two dogs and seven chickens and traveled to the West Coast and back, hiking and camping all the way. When not painting, she enjoys nature walks with her Azawakh breed dog “Sasha,” as well as taking photos, gardening and reading.
Sills will be doing a live video from her home at 11 a.m. on July 14. It will be viewable on the Bay School Facebook page.
Sills’s collection of art can be seen online at www.bayschool-arts.com or by visiting t...
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