Deborah Davis Fine Art

43 Deer Drive

Claverack, New York

Phone: 518-828-2939


En Plein Air


February 21 - March 17, 2008


En Plein AirStanley Maltzman and Susan M. Story, father and daughter artists, spend as much time as the weather permits painting and drawing outdoors, “en plein air.”
Stanley Maltzman is a highly acclaimed landscape artist, as well as an
accomplished author and educator.  He is a naturalist artist whose affection for working outdoors stems from living in the Hudson Valley, a region rich in art history and scenery.  Maltzman is a plein air painter and believes that there is a certain sense of communion with nature that is captured by working in the fields or woods where one can touch, smell and observe the beauty that surrounds you which cannot be achieved by working indoors. 


Maltzman’s drawings have won numerous awards and have been widely exhibited in museums and galleries around the country.  His work is represented in many collections including the Metropolitan Museum of Art, which acquired three of his works as well as a copy of his book “Drawing Nature.”

Susan M. Story is paints her impressions of landscapes in pastel.  Her use of brilliant color excites and pleases the eye.  Like her father, she is a plein air painter and  chooses to work outside whenever possible so she can immerse herself in the sensual riches of nature.  Her goal is to capture the sense of the moment in her painting in order to preserve it and share it with others.  Her vibrant colors and impressionist style are widely appealing and her paintings have won many awards.


Story enjoys working locally and has concentrated on painting the Catskill Valley from the Hudson River to the Helderberg Hills.  Living in the valley, Story says she is constantly discovering new perspectives of these beautiful mountains from any number of little traveled back roads.  She observes that because the light is always changing the vistas never appear the same twice and this continually provides her with new inspiration.