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Original Oil Paintings and Lessons by Susan E. Hanna

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“I’m Susan E. Hanna and I sign my work as ‘SEH’. I offer original oil paintings and lessons in Dover, 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.

I offer many of my original works of art for sale in a large, beautiful, gallery and working studio in downtown Dover. Come visit to see oils on copper and aluminum panels as well as works on canvas and linen. The gallery even stocks hand-painted, watercolor note cards. Every painting has a story since it’s based on somewhere I’ve been or something I’ve seen. Some items are only offered in the gallery!

I also spend many hours in the studio teaching painting lessons to students of all ages. Visit my “Learn” page for details and current offerings.

My art work includes landscapes, coastal scenes, garden scenes, portraits. and more. My portraits generally place the subject in a landscape setting. Think a family posing for a photo in front of a vacation destination or dogs running in a garden. I enjoy painting en plein air (outdoors) but spend substantial time working in the Dover studio/classroom. Thank you for visiting this site. I hope to meet you soon!”

Other places to find my original artworks:

A Pleasant Shoppe, Portsmouth, NH

Kalled Gallery, Wolfeboro, NH

Lane House Arts Center, Hampton, NH

Small Wonder Gallery, Camden, ME

We follow CDC guidelines. Masks and sanitizer are available here.

***Upon request, students aged 5 years and older MUST provide proof of full COVID19 vaccination status or wear KN95 masks. No exceptions. We have many young children and immune-compromised students in our studio family.***

  • From a recent customer

    "I just wanted to let you know that I received my stunning painting yesterday. Holy WOW. Susan, you did such a masterful and beautiful job. I already loved it. I knew that. But I fell in love with it even more. ☺️  I just wanted to let you know that you have one happy customer here, and I look forward to having a collection some day."

    L.L.S.
    Happy Customer