Susan Schary is a world-renowned artist whose lushly painted and realistic images have been gracing the walls of private collectors as well as institutions throughout the world for more than forty years. Her portraits hang in universities, Judges' chambers, courthouses, businesses and private homes which span the country and cross the seas to Europe, Japan, and Saudi Arabia. Schary's youth was spent studying art at many different Philadelphia art institutions including the Museum School of Philadelphia, the Philadelphia Art Museum, and the Fleisher Art Memorial. At age seventeen, Scary began private study with the great Russian artist Vladimir Shatalov. She received a BA from Tyler School of Art cum laude, where she earned the Dean's Prize for Painting. Schary has received numerous awards and honors from Philadelphia area institutions and city departments, including an Award of Honor from the Tyler Alumni Association for her contributions in her field and was given a thirty-five year retrospective exhibition held at Temple University in 1993. Schary also served on the Faculty of Fleisher Art Memorial, where she was awarded the B.W. Gottleib Memorial Prize. She has had several one-woman exhibits and numerous high-profile portrait commissions. 'For me, art is an expression of love. Our feelings are as individual as we are. Our emotions are our own private fusions with sensations, experiences, loves, hates, politics, fears, and strengths. And these precious affirmations of individual humanness is what my art is all about. I bring to you who view my work, an expression of my love of nature, humanity, color and form and the very essence of the medium, all with one purpose: to move and stir the very depths of you.'