This February, the Kingston Public Library will feature the paintings of Kingston resident Susan Lee Traft. In this exhibit, ‘Art By Susan Lee’, her love of color will delight you in the portraits, the flowers and so much more.
Susan was born in Weymouth, Massachusetts in 1947. She loved playing with colors from an early age. Prior to the fall of 2016 Susan was painting colorful acrylic paintings. Since then she has begun using oils. Susan is fascinated by faces and is now painting portraits. Currently she works mostly in oils, although she likes to experiment with other medium periodically.
Susan has been painting weekly at the Kingston Council on Aging under the tutelage of art teacher, Violet Berry since 2012. She has also taken art courses at the Plymouth Center for the Arts, where she has been a member for several years. Her first oil paintings were completed in the 1970’s under the guidance of her artist mother, Dorothy Jerna, an accomplished oil painter from Hanover, Massachusetts. After her mother passed away in 1983 she put aside painting until 2012, although she did a lot of work in crafts and sewing, particularly handmade dolls. She regularly exhibits paintings in the members show at the Plymouth Center for the Arts.