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Signature Circle Gallery


Personal Statement

Having lived in Hong Kong and Boston all my life, as well as having visited many other multi-cultural cities abroad, I relate to people, urban scenes, and cultural themes. My painting inspirations come from the cities I have visited, the people I have met, and the different cultures I have experienced. Recently, I have been drawn to figures in setting scenes, where I like to convey a story.

What motivates me to paint could be a scene with dramatic lighting, a relationship between people, a meaningful story I want to convey, or interesting visual patterns that I have observed.  For example, I will take an interesting perspective to convey a message.

In summary, my art is a way of putting all my interests and passions together, to share my personal experiences and feelings with others.


Shuk Susan Lee is a juried Associate Member of the Pastel Society of America, as well as an Elected Artist Member with the American Artists Professional League and the Salmagundi Club. She is also a signature member with 5 other pastel societies in Connecticut, Cape Cod, Central Mass, Maine, and New Hampshire.

She has been juried into numerous national and international exhibitions since she started entering shows in 2018. Major international shows included the IAPS online show and the GIVERNY show in France.  In 2019 she won the Creativity Prize with the “Les Pastellistes” international show in Montreal.  In 2020, her figurative won Honorable Mention (Top 12 out of 1000 international entries) in the Dakota Pastel summer online contest. Her portrait and landscape also won an award in the Degas Pastel Society’s National Juried show and the juried member show at the Salmagundi Club respectively.

More of Shuk Susan Lee’s artworks can be viewed at her webpage at

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