Susan Loy is the creative force behind Literary Calligraphy, a Virginia-based studio which brings an impressive collection of exquisite calligraphic art paintings to the Sugarloaf community. Loy uses watercolors to create the main theme of each piece and then surrounds the design with a literary verse by one of the greats, such as William Shakespeare, Emily Dickinson or Walt Whitman. Because of her work’s depth and complexity, Loy says that a single one of her pieces can take several weeks, and even months, to complete.
Loy then turns her prints into keepsake stationaries, calendars and books that you can purchase for your home or a loved one. Loy’s creations are so varied that they make excellent gifts. She incorporates everything from American poetry to Bible verses to quotes from the U.S. Constitution, so you’re sure to find a one-of-a-kind gift for your favorite scholar in at the Literary Calligraphy booth. Watch Loy transform important literature into long-lasting artwork at an upcoming Sugarloaf Craft Festival this year.