Susan’s work is similar to that of her husband’s, Scott Burdick. Great use of color, vibrancy, light, and contrast. Her work, to me, has a much softer feel. Some days I like it better than Scott’s, some day’s I like it less. SHE TOO has a blog I just discovered, and it’s great! http://susanlyonfineart.blogspot.com/ Really an inspirational artist. She has been featured many places, and also has a couple of great videos on the website (Scott’s website.) My favorite works of hers are her portraits is charcoal, although she paints phenomenally too. I’ve never seen charcoal portraits look so soft and refined as hers however. Another great master!
She has always been a favorite artists of mine. I think in some of her work, she too is very similar to Sargent. I mostly love the realistic depictions of light that she uses. You know, sometimes you see artists that work for contrast (Rembrandt) and get the same result in most all their works. In the case of Beaux, in my opinion, she just paints what contrast she sees. The morning light contrast is different from the middle of the day contrast. Very beautiful near simple strokes too. Love it!
Even though I can still never pronounce his name well, I love William’s figures. Always have, always will.