PORTRAIT ARTIST & STAINED GLASS DESIGNER Susan Marie Pieri, member of ASOPA (the American Society of Portrait Artists), the Montgomery Art Guild, former art instructor for Montgomery Catholic Prepatory School and the City of Montgomery Artist in Residence Program, is now an art instructor at The Alabama River Region Arts Center in Wetumpka, Alabama.
A Portrait Artist, first and foremost, Susan desires to capture life in a casual pose and setting. The love between individuals and their relationships with pets and in nature is a common theme in Susan's artwork. Love of color and illuminated stained glass inspires Susan to try new techniques and styles of painting.
As a member of the building committee for the Church of the Holy Spirit Catholic Church in Montgomery,Alabama, Susan designed and oversaw the entire painting and installation of a 10,000 square foot ceiling in the new church as well as designed all the massive stained glass windows and other elements within the church.
Susan has also completed the windows for the chapel in the Crisis Pregnancy Center, COPE, in Montgomery. Statue restoration is another area of interest to Susan. Faux stained glass windows were recently painted on both sides of the entry doors to First United Methodist Church in Pine Level, Alabama. A religious artist of Saints, Susan's artwork is displayed in many churches. St. Mother Theresa's portrait was brought to her Mother House in Calcutta, India.
As a graduate of St. Joseph High School, Kenosha, WI, and graduate of The University of Wisconsin - College of Professional Studies, Susan also works as a medical laboratory scientist. in a hospital in Montgomery, Alabama.