FINE ART RESUME (scroll down for Illustration Resume)
Featured artist in Maine Arts Journal. Spring 2018 (upcoming).
Merrymeeting Arts Center, Bowdoinham, Maine. Group shows, 2007 - 2017.
Common Street Arts, Waterville, Maine. Group show. February, 2014
Featured artist in "The Cafe Review", a quarterly journal of poetry and art. Fall 2013.
Lewis Gallery. Portland, Maine. Curated and exhibited in "Animal Dreams". July 2013.
Aucocisco Gallery. Portland, Maine. Represented 2011 – 2012.
June Fitzpatrick Gallery. Portland, Maine. Represented 2005 – 2009.
Gallery Muir. Bath, Maine. Two person show, 2005.
New England College. Henniker, New Hampshire. Three-person show, 2004.
“Susan Drucker’s drawings are stunning. …delicate, expert shading not only marks the frailty of her subjects, but lends a constant presence of warm, diffuse light. ...spatial relationships suggest a new, uncoded symbology, like an animal language.” Nicholas Schroeder, The Portland Phoenix, March 25, 2011.
“Susan Drucker is a skilled and delicate draftswoman. Her drawings…are beautiful, evocative, and ethereal.” Craig Stockwell, Art New England, 2005.
“…take your breath away drawing….” Mark Schlotterbeck, Sun Journal, 2000.
“Susan Drucker’s pencil drawing is exquisite….” Phillip Isaacson, Maine Sunday Telegram, 1992.
Freelance. 1990 - present.
Currently working on a book project that chronicles a family and their animal companions through four generations (see preliminary work in Portfolio under "Rewritten Histories").
Illustrations for "Kunu’s Basket", published by Tilbury House Publishers, 2012. Chosen for Reading is Fundamental’s Multicultural Collection of Children’s Literature 2012-2013, and as a Cooperative Children’s Book Center Choice of 2013.
GreenPrints Magazine, Fairview, North Carolina. Staff illustrator, 2002 – 2011.
The Maine Times, Brunswick Maine. Staff illustrator, 1993 – 1998. (Received First Place Award for Illustration from the Maine Press Association, 1997.)
"KUNU'S BASKET" REVIEWS:
“Drucker offers naturalistic images of Kunu and his family bathed in soft, golden light. Details of Kunu's family's suburban home…are gracefully juxtaposed with images of baskets from eras past…suggesting that longstanding cultural traditions can be readily integrated into a contemporary lifestyle.”
-- Publisher’s Weekly
“The softly colored and soft-edged pictures display many things about Kunu's home and family: maps of Maine on the wall, a couple of cats, his mother, father, and younger brother, his grandfather's wall of tools. In each corner of many of the double-page spreads are smaller insert images of types of woven baskets. On the left-hand page, there's a basket in a stand of fiddlehead ferns, on a clam flat or in a strawberry patch; on the facing page, the basket is full to the brim, often with a local creature like a sandpiper or a fox gazing appreciatively at the bounty. ...an attractive intergenerational story…”
-- Kirkus Reviews
“…a beautifully written and illustrated picture book….”
-- Debbie Reese, American Indians in Children's Literature
“ This story is charmingly and realistically illustrated…. The depiction of animals interacting with the traditional baskets throughout Kunu’s learning process adds lightness and humor to the story.”
-- The Manitoba Library Association
“…illustrated with accuracy, clarity, and intelligence.”
-- Joseph Brubac, award-winning Abenaki author.