Susan Andrews Sokoloski graduated from Middlebury College and received a Master of Arts in Teaching degree from Yale University. She spent her junior year of college studying in Paris at the Sorbonne. After teaching French and English at the high school level for 22 years and raising three children, she is now retired and pursuing her longtime hobby of oil and acrylic painting.
She is a member of the Associated Artists of Southport, the Artisans (of St. James), the Oak Island Art Guild and the Brunswick Arts Council. She has won awards at the local, district and state levels of the General Federation of Women’s Clubs of North Carolina and from the Artisans of St. James. She has taken art classes from several different teachers and is currently studying with Rusty Hughes at the Franklin Art Gallery. Her paintings, cards, bookmarks, prints and placemats are for sale at the Darrell Edwards Art Gallery in Southport, the Artisan’s Gallery at the St. James Marina, and the Southport Senior Center. They may also be purchased at the Artisan’s Boutique at the Southport Community Center in November. Paintings, cards, bookmarks and prints are available at the Franklin Art Gallery from March through December. Some of her paintings are on display at the St. James Community Center.
Susan loves photography and often uses her photos as the basis of her paintings. Her subject matter is varied and frequently based on her travel experiences as well as on local scenes and commissions. With her husband, Dan, who since his retirement has taken up pottery, she has started a small company, Sokoloski Artworks.