Taking the stage this month is Susan Augenthaler. She is fascinated by the detail and texture she can capture when working in pastels, acrylics and charcoals. As you can see below, her work comes to life with the detail she presents on her canvases. Susan started studying and drawing in Southold, New York in 1986. After moving to Sarasota, she continued her education and practice of her craft by taking various lessons from Kevin Costelo, an influential artist in the area. Susan also kept her studies up to date by frequenting classes at the Ringling School of Art and Design. Susan stated that she loves “seeing her pictures come to life.” Which photo do you think looks the most realistic?