Susan Ritter

Susan Bunce Ritter is a contemporary impressionist oil painter living in both Northwest Ohio and Southwest Florida. A retired educator, she has won numerous awards for her plein air and studio paintings in exhibitions and competitions across the Midwest and Florida as well as nationally.

Susan’s paintings are inspired by a wide range of subjects, including colorful alleys, small town street scenes, rocky beaches and structures in older neighborhoods, with the goal of highlighting the charm and appeal of everyday life. The effect of light and shadow is often a recurring theme, as is use of bold color with an impressionistic approach.

Participating in plein air competitions is one of Susan’s favorite artistic pastimes. She was a selected artist for Shadows-On-The-Teche Plein Air competition for 2022 and 2023, a selected artist for Paint Grand Traverse 2020 and 2021, and a two-time Best Of Show winner for the Ohio Plein Air Society Annual Competition of 2021 and 2022. Among other honors she was awarded Honorable Mention in the American Impressionist Society Associate Online Juried Exhibition, Spring of 2021 and was featured in Outdoor Painter, December 2020.

Susan is a member of The American Impressionist Society, Oil Painters of America, The Ohio Plein Air Society, Indiana Plein Air Painters, and the Athena Art Society.  Her work is represented by Castle Gallery Fine Art of Fort Wayne, Indiana and The Fuller Art House, Sylvania, Ohio. To view more of Susan’s work, visit:

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Susan’s Work