STUMPTOWN ART STUDIO exhibits “Backlit” by Susan Fletcher

Backlit is the newest work in oils by Susan Fletcher, an impressionist painter. She loves to paint with strong colors and contrasts and says, “It is impossible for me to paint subdued. Nature, particularly trees, have such a high vibrational energy around them. I try to convey this in my paintings.”

Susan is dedicating the BacklitSusan Fletcher Cottonwood Illuminated body of work to Sally Askevold. She correlates how sometimes the pure radiance of things is captured as the “light” shines through.

Susan presently serves on the board of Stumptown Art Studio. Because of her strong belief in supporting art opportunities in the community, Susan will be donating 100% of the purchased price of her signature piece, “Cottonwood Illuminated” to the Whitefish Community Foundation as seed money for an endowment for Stumptown Art Studio.

Located in downtown Whitefish at 145 Central Avenue, the non-profit community art center celebrates its 20th anniversary year. Founded in 1995 as “a place where children and adults may come to express their inherent creative nature, learn about the world of art …enriching the community and beyond”, the center offers classes and workshops for all ages and abilities, a community clay cooperative, local artwork for sale and many service programs.  Exhibitions feature guest artists, local artists and emerging artists year-round and especially from May-October as part of Whitefish Gallery Nights.

Available on a walk-in basis is pottery painting, glass fusing and mosaic-making anytime during open hours.  Monday – Saturday 10 a.m.-6 p.m. and Sundays noon-5 p.m.  After hours private parties for groups and birthday parties anytime can also be arranged.  For more details about all of the art offerings and special events please call 406-862-5929 or visit the web site at

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