Susan Grisell has devoted more than 60 years to her work as a painter, the only vocation she has ever had. Following the guidance of her long-time teacher and mentor, the respected New England impressionist painter, Bernard Lennon, Susan has developed a style marked by faithfulness to nature. Her paintings are recognizable for their integrity, with line and color that are true to what she sees, and vigorous brushwork that conveys her response to the subject simply and without affectation.
In May 2023, one of Susan's paintings "Blue Crock and Oranges" was featured in The Wall Street Journal.
Over the years, Susan’s work has won numerous awards, including first prizes at the Washington Square Outdoor Art Exhibit in New York City, the Mystic Outdoor Art Festival in Mystic, Connecticut and most recently, the Da Vinci Award from New Milford, which has given to individuals who exemplify the ideals of community service and the arts.