Susan Sweet, West Hartford

<img height="90" hspace="5" width="64" align="left" src="http://media.trb.com/media/alternatethumbnails/photo/2008-07/41235599-25113615.jpg" /> Susan Sweet of <a class="taxInlineTagLink" id="PLGEO100100202260000" title="West Hartford" href="/topic/us/connecticut/hartford-county/west-hartford-PLGEO100100202260000.topic">West Hartford</a> painted the artwork on this week's cover, a view of <a class="taxInlineTagLink" id="hph61" title="Mark Twain" href="/topic/arts-culture/literature/mark-twain-hph61.topic">Mark Twain</a>'s drawing room. A painter for 30 years, she has taken part in many juried shows around <a class="taxInlineTagLink" id="PLGEO100100200000000" title="Connecticut" href="/topic/us/connecticut-PLGEO100100200000000.topic">Connecticut</a>.<br>
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Sweet is a historic interpreter at the Mark Twain <a class="taxInlineTagLink" id="ENTTV00000023" title="House (tv program)" href="/topic/entertainment/television/house-%28tv-program%29-ENTTV00000023.topic">House</a>, and for the past year has been working on a series of paintings based on different rooms in the Mark Twain House. "Two of my favorite painters &#8212; Matisse and Bonnard &#8212; painted interiors, so I decided to do a series of the interiors that I love and know so well," she says.<br>
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A former writer and editor, Sweet now splits her time among the Mark Twain House, her painting and work as a garden designer.<br>
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He says of his cover photo: " I decided to venture out one night when all of the grass was covered in a layer of frost. I figured the light of a long exposure image picked up would be lovely due to the reflective surface of the ice. I was correct, this image turned out just the way I had hoped.<br>
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"A few months after I captured the image, I took the grand prize in an international student photography competition held by Olympus."

( July 27, 2008 )

Susan Sweet of West Hartford painted the artwork on this week's cover, a view of Mark Twain's drawing room. A painter for 30 years, she has taken part in many juried shows around Connecticut.

Sweet is a historic interpreter at the Mark Twain House, and for the past year has been working on a series of paintings based on different rooms in the Mark Twain House. "Two of my favorite painters — Matisse and Bonnard — painted interiors, so I decided to do a series of the interiors that I love and know so well," she says.

A former writer and editor, Sweet now splits her time among the Mark Twain House, her painting and work as a garden designer.

He says of his cover photo: " I decided to venture out one night when all of the grass was covered in a layer of frost. I figured the light of a long exposure image picked up would be lovely due to the reflective surface of the ice. I was correct, this image turned out just the way I had hoped.

"A few months after I captured the image, I took the grand prize in an international student photography competition held by Olympus."

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