Susan Wilder

Trompe L’oeil & Acrylic Paintings


Artist Susan Wilder-Pine Point Dory

trompe l’oeill, Pine Point Dory

Artist Susan Wilder trompe l'oeill Lobster Boat

trompe l’oeil, Lobster Boat

Artist Susan Wilder-Flat Bottom Skiff I

trompe l’oeil, Flat Bottom Skiff I

Artist Susan Wilder Abstract Boats Acrylic

Abstract Boats


  • 1985 University of California, Los Angeles Surface Design (Textile)
  • 1980-82 California State Univ., Long Beach, Certificate/Scientific Illustration
  • 1969-73 Pratt Institute, Brooklyn, New York, BFA-Drawing


  • 2004 to present – Dean of Admissions, Heartwood College of Art
    • Adjunct Professor in Drawing and Painting
    • Executive Assistant to the President
  • 2006-Present Partner in LLC, Wholly Crow Gallery, Kennebunk, ME
  • 1989 – 2004: Assistant Director –L.A. GOAL, Culver City, CA
  • Art Director, L.A. GOAL, Culver City, CA
  • Visual Art Director for Inside Out Productions and L.A. GOAL, a commercial art studio for artists with developmental Disabilities
    • Art Exhibition Curator
    • Instructor in Drawing and Painting
  • 2004 to present: Exhibiting Artist Represented by The Wright Gallery, Cape Porpoise, Maine
  • 1975-1978 Assistant Director/Faculty Newport Art Association School, Newport, RI Arts Administrator, Instructor in Drawing and Painting.


  • “Bailey’s Textbook of Histology” 18th Edition 1982 (2 medical drawings)
  • “A Romance of the Hands ~ A Palmestry Handbook” 1992 (All Illustrations)
  • “Disabled Fables” ~ Art Director 2004 Publisher: Starbright Books



  • 2009 Center for Maine Craft, West Gardiner, ME – “Pared Up, Paired Down”
  • 2008 Kennebunk Free Library – “Winter Into Spring” (solo)
  • 2006-9 The Kennebunk River Club, Kennebunkport, ME
    • 2006 Patron’s Prize
  • 2006-7 The Maritime Gallery, Mystic, CT  – “Mystic International” (juried)
  • River Tree Center for the Arts, Kennebunk – “Prelude to Spring”
  • L.A. GOAL, Culver City, CA – “Friends of LA GOAL”
  • Heartwood College of Art, Kennebunk, ME  – “Speak to the Color” (Faculty)
  • “Size Doesn’t Matter” Juried
  • “The Boat” Juried
  • 2005 Heartwood College of Art, Kennebunk, ME “WATERLOGUES” Solo
  • 2001-3 TAG Gallery, Santa Monica, CA,
  • “SAFE HARBOR” Solo
  • “LIFEBOATS, a deconstruction” Solo
  • 2000 Electric lodge, Venice CA “10 MILES IN” Solo
  • 1997 Zeitgist Gallery, Nashville, Tennessee” Raise the Roof”
  • 1995 Harding Academy, Nashville, Tennessee” The Harding Show 1995″
  • 1992 Municipal Gallery, Burbank 17th Annual Multi-Media Juried Show”
  • Finegood Art Gallery, West Hills, CA “Emerging Perspectives/California Artists”
  • 1990-1 Branstetter Gallery, Loma Linda University, Riverside “issue: Earth”
  • Lasorda Iri Gallery, CA “Inhabited Ruins-The Cave Drawings” Solo
  • “Not Your Usual landscape Show”
  • Long beach Art Association CA “Seven Western States”
  • 1986 Los Angeles Municipal Gallery, CA, “The Magical Mystery Tour”
  • 1984 The Oakland Museum, Oakland, CA, “Botanical Illustration-1984”
  • 1976-8 Wadsworth Museum, Hartford, CT “Connecticut Academy of Fine Arts-Annual
  • Fall River Art Association Fall River, “Traditional Drawing”
  • Newport Art Association Newport RI “”64th Annual” Patrons Prize
  • Provincetown Art Association MA “2nd Annual Graphics”