For twenty three years, on the first Saturday of
June, Ms. Kneeland participates in a 'New Paint' auction sponsored by the Essex Art Center, in Lawrence, MA

Twelve renowned fine artists are selected to create a work of art within 6 hours on that day.
That work is then framed, donated,  and auctioned live that same evening.
The funds raised on that day directly benefit the Essex Art Center,
thereby helping many people attain a wide variety of art classes at the center.

In 2008, Les Wood, a photographer chosen by the EAC, accompanied Susan at her studio and photographed the artist's creation of a work in pastels (dry chalks) over the course of four hours.
The following video shows the artistic process in time lapsed photography. 

Please turn your volume on, and marvel at the way a work of art comes to be.


Watch this beautiful pastel grow
under the expertise of accomplished artist, Susan Kneeland.

Please click on the link below or copy and paste into your web browser.

Susan Kneeland Pastel Beach Scene Video