Susan Gore Gardner Visual Art

Welcome to the new website for creative musings, original artwork, and current art exhibitions.

“Cumberland Island Stallion”


When you’ve walked an usual path like the one that led me to be an artist, you don’t always realize how most people have no idea how the road opened up to you. And everybody has a different idea of what ‘being an artist’ is. As an artist, I seek to capture on paper those things that are visible for a fleeting moment and share them with you. My art will make you smile, and make you remember or consider for the first time something that will be a blessing to you.

“Central Park NYC”

The Art

A lifelong love of drawing led to a profession and as college came to a conclusion I was creating bird & wildlife drawings using colored pencils and participating in art shows & gallery exhibitions. In 1989 an encounter with soft pastel sticks opened the door to new subjects: creating landscapes, still lifes and portraits. Today my studio hours are often spent creating portraits of musicians, based on concert photos I take myself.

“Tom Leadon of Mudcrutch”

Current Exhibits

I have an art show at the Southern Arc Dance Center (40 Greenway Court in Newnan, GA) Their hours are Mon. – Fri. 4:40-8:30 pm (call for details 770-683-3724) Their beautiful, spacious facility has my musician portraits, landscapes, still lifes and even several baseball player portraits! The show runs through April 19.

Downtown Gallery in Cartersville, Georgia currently has brand new portraits “Tom Leadon” and “Jared Green of The Howlin’ Brothers”. Tom Leadon’s portrait is based on a Mudcrutch concert I attended at the Ryman Auditorium; Mudcrutch was Tom Petty’s first band. Jared Green’s portrait is based on several concerts I’ve attended where his amazing band The Howlin’ Brothers have played. Downtown Gallery located at 13 North Wall Street, Cartersville, GA 30120 770-387-4330 Hours: Tues.-Sat. 10:00 a.m.-6:00 p.m.

Rockmart Cultural Arts Center in Rockmart, Georgia is the only location where I sell reproductions of my original artwork. Check out the new inventory there soon. Rockmart Cultural Arts Center 316 N. Piedmont Ave. Bldg. 300 Rockmart, GA 30153 770-684-2707 Hours: Tues. 1-7 p.m. and Wed.-Sat. 10:00 a.m.- 4:00 p.m.

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