My studio is the old taproom in an 1830s brick house in rural Vermont.

But my favorite studio is under the sky where I get started on most of my paintings. My brother gave me an old plein air easel and it accompanies me around the back roads and hillsides near my home. I spend the winter months finishing my summer work, and creating dreamscapes that are composites of the places I’ve been fortunate to go. I work in acrylics, watercolors, ink and textiles.

I look forward to a day when the studio can be a social place again. If you are in Vermont and want to come view work in my studio gallery, give a call or email. We can plan for Covid safety ahead of your visit so we all feel comfortable. 

Look for studio workshops in the future.

I work with ink,
paper, and paint.

A Plein air painter when the weather allows.
A seamstress and up-cycler of new and found textiles.
A thrift store regular (they know my name).


Upcoming Events

On Walker Hill © Sue Schlabach

Reception, Art Show at First Branch Coffee

Come by for Art, coffee and beer. All the good things! I have nine paintings hanging at First Branch Coffee and Upper Pass Beer from February 26 until April 30.

I’ll be there for a reception on March 26. Come by and enjoy the delicious offerings and say hi.

I love this mighty little Vermont business. My daughter was a barista there and it is my go-to place for beans to brew at home, or a smooth delicious espresso beverage.

From my journal

It’s All So Fragile

It’s All So Fragile

It was 10 below zero when I woke up this morning. The sun is shining so bright I need to pull the shade to avoid squinting. And layered over an ordinary March morning is this ceaseless ache for the anguish across the globe.  Moments in Ukraine—described by...

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Good Madness

Good Madness

I’ve had these words pinned beside my desk since last spring when I came upon them. I tried to live by them in 2021. But 2021 wasn’t so easy. It followed 2020 which was somewhat worse. But 2019 was really hard for me with the death of my mother, so I’ve...

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What Does it Mean to Be Lucky?

What Does it Mean to Be Lucky?

Here we are, dust settling around the nation's Capitol, snow on the ground, my daughter planning her 16-hour drive back to college, and a new surge of coronavirus cases spiking. So much to worry about. Thinking back to last year at this time, my mother had...

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