Why SEH?

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

My recent work explores larger canvasses as well as small metal panels. Outdoors, I paint fast and loose while still indicating great detail. In the studio, I love painting large with big brushes and a lot of glazing.  I choose to work in oil because it appears to be alive in the way that the colors continue to blend and change as they dry. There’s something about making that first large “swoop” of paint and then becoming lost in the medium until the image may be called complete.

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.

SEH Studios 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. 

Visit my first-floor studio at Suite 1119 in the 1 Washington Street Mills in Dover. Call ahead for hours. 

Purchase My Art:

Email me through this website for originals and some prints.

Visit Galleries:

SEH Studios, 1 Washington Street, Suite 1119, Dover, New Hampshire

Beth Ellis Cove Gallery, 294 Shore Road, Ogunquit, Maine (Seasonal May through October)

Ingram Fine Art, 106 Main Street, Wiscasset, Maine

Small Wonder Gallery, One Public Landing, Camden, Maine

The Kalled Gallery, 33 N. Main Street, Wolfeboro, New Hampshire

Exhibits and association events:

I am a member of the Art Guild of the Kennebunks, the Greater Salem Artists Association, the Hollis Arts Society, the New Hampshire Plein Air Artists, and the Saco Bay Artists.  Please check out my Events page on this website for shows and exhibits.

Check out my “Buy Prints” tab above to purchase prints.

Private Art Lessons Offered:

Please contact me by email via this website for rates and availability. Lessons offered to all ages in a setting suited to the desires and capacities of the student. I’d love to work with you.

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.

You may  have seen me near a beach, along a cliff walk or in the middle of an open field. You can find me meeting and greeting the public at many events throughout the year. Please introduce yourself!

I accept Mastercard, Visa, Discover and American Express cards!

Yes – layaway!