Susan Fehlinger with her paintings on exhibit through October at the Westport Book Shop. / Contributed photo

WESTPORT — An exhibit of coastal paintings by artist Susan Fehlinger is showcased this month at the Westport Book Shop.

The 12 oil paintings are featured in the shop’s monthly program highlighting work by a different artist.

The exhibit can be viewed during regular business hours of the shop, 23 Jesup Road.

Fehlinger’s painting style “emphasizes her interest in texture, color and light, and she applies her paint thickly with a palette knife to highlight structure, form and shadow,” according to a description provided by the book shop.

She is a member of the Silvermine Arts Center, the Artists Collective of Westport and the Ridgefield Guild of Artists, as well as an exhibiting member of the Rowayton Art Center, where she also teaches painting with the palette knife.  

Fehlinger also has exhibited her work at the Westport Library, Westport Arts Center, Greene Art Gallery in Guilford, Kershner Gallery in Fairfield and Silvermine.

Westport Book Shop, a non-profit used book store, is open Tuesdays through Saturdays from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m., and Sundays from noon to 5 p.m. (and closed Mondays).

For more information, call 203-952-0070 or email