Suzanne Hodge is a Boston area based oil painter whose favorite subject is cityscapes. Nighttime reflections in the city often evoke a feeling of mystery and possibility that are the inspiration for many of her art pieces.
Hodge’s first foray into painting was in 2011 on a three-month stay in the market town of Tralee, Ireland. Hodge and her sister rented a little stone cottage and would ride their bikes out to neighboring towns every day and in the evening they would walk down to the bay on the road that passed by the cottage. It was during this extended visit that Hodge bought some paints and a canvas and created her first piece of artwork.
The photo at the right is of Hodge painting that first piece in Tralee. You can see that this first attempt was pretty stiff and simple. Since then, she has taken several courses at the NH Institute of Art, specifically a studio class with Patrick McKay who helped her to develop her current and evolving artistic style.
In 2013, Hodge rented a studio space at Western Avenue Studios (WAS) in Lowell MASS. WAS is home to the largest collection of artists on the East Coast. Over 300 artists of varying media have a studio or loft at this unique place. You can find Hodge nearly every day painting in her studio. She mostly uses photo references for her paintings but will often venture out into the city to do sketches of a subject that catches her eye and then complete a painting back in the studio.
Whistler House Museum Member Shows
Several juried shows at The Loading Dock Gallery, Lowell, MA
NHIA Community Education Exhibition at the Sharon Arts Center
Merrimack Repertory Theatre Lobby for various shows
Solo Show at The Press Room in Portsmouth NH
“Nocturne” Show at the Lawrence Library Art Gallery
Juried Show at 100 Market Group, LTD, Portsmouth NH
The Francis N. Roddy Annual Exhibition 2020
21st Annual Joan L. Dunfey Juried Open Exhibition