In 1972, Robert J. Seufert began teaching private drawing and oil painting classes in Morrisville, PA. As enrollment grew, the studio was moved to Langhorne, PA in 1979. In 1982, Alice, his future wife, joined him, teaching mainly children's classes. By 1993, Seufert Art Studio's enrollment was growing in number and was moved to it's present location in Fairless Hills, PA. In 2016, Patrick Seufert, also an accomplished artist, began teaching at the studio. All three Seufert's have received B.F.A.'s from Tyler School of Art, Temple University, Philadelphia, PA.
The facility is nearly 500 square feet, with beautifully appointed lighting, conducive to a quality working artistic environment. There is an eleven car parking lot, fully lit, to accomodate students. Entrace to the Seufert Art Studio is also special needs accessible.
At the Seufert Art Studio, we strive to give the highest quality instruction in all avenues of art. Our classes are small, in order to give individual attention to each student. The atmosphere at our studio is very friendly and encouraging and our tuition is very reasonably priced. Because of all these positive factors, we have had and do, at present, have, very loyal students. Some who have remained and do remain with us, for many years.
Robert J. Seufert
Robert Seufert paintings can best be described as realistic in style, painted with a very delicate, meticulous use of a painting knife to achieve an unusual effect. Details of individual leaves and other elements of nature are rendered by a stippling process, which has been described as very similar to that used by French Post-Impressionist Georges Seurat (1859-1891), in his innovative technique of pointillism. He is principally a landscape painter, with most of his subject matter derived from Bucks County, PA.
Mr. Seufert paintings are owned and have been exhibited in twenty-three states, Canada, France, Germany and Japan, with nearly two thousand of his original works represented in private and corporate collections.
Since graduating from Temple University's Tyler School of Art, Robert J. Seufert has won over 100 awards for his artwork, including many "Best of Show" and "First Prize". Over the years, Robert has been accepted and has won numerous prizes in the Phillips Mill Annual Art Exhibition. Mr. Seufert was one of only 40 living artists chosen to be represented in the Phillips Mill’s 75 Retrospective Invitational Exhibition.
After a forty-nine years as a professional artist, Robert paintings have been displayed in many prestigious galleries across the U.S., including the Smithsonian Institute, Washington, D.C., Salmagundi Club, in N.Y.C., National Academy of Design, N.Y.C., Audubon Artists, N.Y.C., Museum of the Philadelphia Civic Center, Philadelphia, Pa, Woodmere Art Museum, Philadelphia, PA, Benedictine Art Awards, N.Y.C., National Arts Club, N.Y.C., Allied Artists of America, N.Y.C., National Wildlife Museum, WY., Lehigh Yawkey Woodson Art Museum, WI., Fremont Center for the Arts, Colorado, South Cobb Arts Alliance National Juried Show, Georgia.
He also has two of his paintings in the permanent collection at the Michener Museum in Doylestown, PA.
Mr. Seufert is currently represented by the Chapman Gallery in Doylestown, PA and Canal Frame Crafts Gallery in Washington Crossing, PA.
Alice Olson Seufert
Alice Olson Seufert received her B.F.A. from Tyler School of Art, Temple University, graduating Cum Laude. She also received her teacher certification from Tyler. Alice was fortunate to have been a student of the internationally recognized artist, Alan Magee, of Maine and also Chuck Schmidt, watercolorist and oil painter from PA. Both artists have greatly influenced her and her method of teaching.
While working professionally as an artist, she and her husband, Robert, share a studio in Bucks County, PA.
Alice Olson Seufert has gained a reputation as a specialty teacher in preparing high school juniors' and seniors' portfolios for college. In her 35 years as a teacher, she has helped hundreds of students get accepted and also receive scholarships to some of the top art schools and universities across the country. Included in this list are: Tyler School of Art, University of the Arts, Moore College of Art of Philadelphia. Carnegie Mellon in Pittsburgh, PA. Pratt, Parsons, Fashion Institute of Technology of NYC, Cooper Union, N.Y., NYU, Rhode Island School of Design, Chicago Art Institute, just to name a few.
Many of Mrs. Seufert students have also gone on to be professional artists, themselves.
Alice paints her watercolors and renders her pastels, with tremendous attention to detail. Working in a series of layers to build up value, color and texture, her watercolors are extremely realistic. She has also rendered a number of portrait commissions in both W/C and pastel.
Juried shows include: Phillips Mill, in Solebury, PA, the Woodmere Art Museum, in Philadelphia, PA and the Doylestown Art League, Doylestown, PA.
Alice's work is exhibited at the Canal Frame Crafts Gallery in Washington Crossing, PA. She also exhibits her work at her shared studio in Buck County, PA.
After graduating from Tyler School of Art, Temple University, in 2009, Patrick focused on starting his professional art career. He worked to establish a strong body of oil paintings Over the course of about 4 years he was able to achomplish his goal. Patrick entered a number of juried art shows and won several awards for his exceptional oils, both locally and nationally. He was successful in combining his love for oil painting and his fondness for illustration into a style all his own.
Patrick was somehow drawn to city-scapes, especailly the city of Philadelphia. He had never lived in Philadelphia but had been there countless times, as a child and young adult and it made a strong impression on him. Philadelphia is known a blue collar city and that aspect of it, is what he wanted to illustrate. While not all of his paintings depict the city, there is a constant theme of aged buildings and worn down streets that is almost always present.
He does not wish to show the parts of the city that have been photographed or painted many times, he wants to show the common spaces that nobody would think to paint but where everyone has been at some point. Although the scenes he paints are mostly of Philly, he has alos painted New York City, Pittsburg and Lancaster, PA, North Jersey and Delaware.
Patrick paints with a tremendous attention to detail. His technique of layering paint is also very time consuming, but it is a labor of love.
He has been extremely fortunate to have had the guidance of his parents through the years. For the last four years Patrick has traveled as far south as Virginia and as far west as Pittsburgh to display his work. He has also been fortunate to be a part of the Rittenhouse Square Fine Art show in center city Philadelphia for the past 6 years. He has had Gallery representation but now chooses to represent himself.
He hopes to continue to evolve as an artist while maintaining the highest quality in his oils and to produce work that he has put all of his thought and effort into.