Susan Heriot Luke
Asheville, North Carolina

Still lifes are for me a stage on which to explore the drama of light and shadow. The objects in my paintings are chosen for how they express this play of mystery and illumination and for their symbolic roles in traditional still life painting.


Graduated from Oberlin College

Studied drawing in Paris, France (freshman year)

Studied painting at UNC-Chapel Hill and Rhode Island School of Design

Designed logos for Waldorf School and Rock Springs School, Atlanta, Georgia

Included in exhibitions at Hyatt Regency (Greenville) and Chateau Elan (Atlanta)

Solo shows at Camden (SC) Fine Arts Center; Falls Cottage, Greenville, SC;

Monroe (GA) Art Guild, the Fine Arts Center, Aiken, SC
and Rutledge Street Gallery. Camden SC November through December 2010

Painting chosen for Aiken Arts Fair Posters and Invitations, 2003

Received Purchase Patron awards from South Carolina State Fair, 1999, 2000, 2006

Second Place Award, Fine Arts, Professional Division, South Carolina State Fair 2006

Best In Show for the Monroe Art Guild 2001 Winter Art Show

Merit Award, Anderson County Arts Center Annual Juried Show, 2001

Artist of the Month, Spartanburg Museum Gift Shop, April 2003, December 2004, 2005


Woolworth Walk, Asheville, NC
Melange Gallery, Asheville NC
Rutledge Street Gallery, Camden, SC
530 Burns Gallery, Sarasota, FL


Member, Arts Council, Asheville, NC
Member, Plein Air Painting Society, Greenville, SC (2000-2006)