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Why SEH?

I’m Susan E. Hanna and I sign my work as “SEH.”

Visit my large, beautiful working studio, classroom, and exhibit space in downtown Dover, located at, 1 Washington Street, Suite 1119 (First Floor), Dover, New Hampshire

This is where I create and exhibit many of my oil paintings. But, I spend many hours there teaching private lessons to students of all ages. I also offer small group oil painting courses strictly limited to 4 students per course. Check for current offerings on my Event page.

Thankfully my success has lead me to helping other artists to grow their businesses has also become a passion. So, I now offer Professional Development Workshops for Artists here in the Dover studio and at various venues around New England. Please check out the listings on my Event page.

My work includes landscapes, coastal scenes, garden scenes and portraits of people or homes. I enjoy painting en plein air (outdoors) but spend substantial time working in my studio/classroom in downtown Dover, NH.

I’ve found a niche painting historical buildings and homes. If you are affiliated with a home or site and would like to have me or a group of artists come to paint, please email me. Among others, I’ve painted the Forbes House in Milton, Massachusetts; the Taylor Mill in Derry, New Hampshire; and the James House in Hampton, New Hampshire.

I am a full-time artist. My joy derives from recreating, and hopefully sharing, the pleasure I feel when I see light glowing through the leaves, across the sky or skittering along wave tops and eddies. I want others to also feel a little breathless at the way a current leads to the coastline, which echoes the cliff line high above where branches gracefully keep the mind’s eye moving. Patrons have described my art as “serene.” And that’s probably the closest description to how I feel when I paint.

Thank you for visiting. I hope to meet you soon!