The colorful objects shown all come from the inventory of Susan Wechsler, a seller of objects from beautiful to funky. You'll see this color and excitement from South Road Art and Antiques all the time...Susan attributes her sensibility to growing up in the seaside carnival environment of Ashbury Park, NJ. Susan selected a few wonderful pieces to share for this post.
Susan Wechsler is the former director of Photosearch Inc., a photo editing firm that specialized in art, history, and popular culture. Artist, art critic, author and specialist in contemporary American ceramics, she also taught at Parsons The New School for Design, and in the Cooper Hewitt Masters Program in the History of Decorative Arts and Design. Her professional life helped hone her eye for art and objects with graphic appeal and direct, honest beauty. As you can see, she favors whimsical, sometimes nostalgic but always authentic heartfelt creations of folks gone by as well as recent works by prominent self-taught artists.
In addition to her elegant barn/gallery in the Hudson Valley, Susan sells in shops and does shows in the Northeast. The SOUTH ROAD ART and ANTIQUES WEBSITE is a place I visit regularly.