Absegami art students draw on illustrator’s experience

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Northfield artist Susan Daly, left, with the book she illustrated, Northfield artist Susan Daly, left, with the book she illustrated,

Northfield artist Susan Daly visited Absegami High School Art II and Art III students Thursday, Dec. 20 to talk about her experiences and provide advice on how they might find their niches in the art world. 

Daly runs a commercial and residential studio from her home and has 30 years of experience with large-scale custom mural paintings.  Her most recent project involved spending a year and a half illustrating a Spanish children's book, "Lightkeepers to the Rescue," which was published by golfer Chi Chi Rodriguez on Oct. 13. 

"This, out of all my many years of painting, was by far the most difficult group of paintings I have produced,” Daly said. “They are much smaller and more detailed than my murals.  I went from big brushes to very tiny ones.  I am very proud of the final product and now have a body of work to leave to my children and future grandchildren." 

The book has 72 full-color illustrations. 

The visit was organized by Absegami art teacher Maureen Sullivan, a longtime friend of Daly's, who followed the book's progress on Facebook. 

See www.MastersMuralStudio.com  for a full portfolio of Daly's work.

Northfield artist Susan Daly, left, with the book she illustrated, Northfield artist Susan Daly, left, with the book she illustrated,

Artist Susan Daly explains her work to, from left, Absegami art students Ramon Gonzalez, Fayo Mamme and Stephanie Haslett. Artist Susan Daly explains her work to, from left, Absegami art students Ramon Gonzalez, Fayo Mamme and Stephanie Haslett.

Local artist Susan Daly listens as Absegami art students Ramon Gonzalez, center, and Fayo Mamme, right, seek her advice. Local artist Susan Daly listens as Absegami art students Ramon Gonzalez, center, and Fayo Mamme, right, seek her advice.


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