Susan Wilder

Trompe L’oeil Acrylic Paint on Cut Our Birch Plywood.

Artist Susan Wilder Trompe L'oeil 18

Lobster Boat I

Artist Susan Wilder Blue Habit Trompe L'oeil

Blue Habit

Artist Susan Wilder Tender Trompe L'oeil


Artist Susan Wilder Long Blue Trompe L'oeil

Long Blue

Artist Susan Wilder the Yellow BoatTrompe L'oeil

The Yellow Boat

Artist Susan Wilder-Pine Point Dory

Pine Point Dory

Artist Susan Wilder trompe l'oeill Lobster Boat

Lobster Boat

Artist Susan Wilder-Flat Bottom Skiff I

Flat Bottom Skiff I



  • 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”