In the Studio with Susiehyer
Award winning artist Susiehyer is a full-time, professional oil artist who paints landscape, figure, still life, interiors and more. She works both in the studio and en plein air creating everything from quick field studies to large finished paintings.
Living in Evergreen, Colorado, Susiehyer often paints the Colorado landscape. She also likes to challenge herself to take on new approaches to her subjects and environments. Each year she visits several new locations around the US and has traveled to Europe and the south Pacific to paint and study. She participates in numerous Plein Air events each year and has been invited to such notable events as Telluride Plein Air and Sonoma Plein Air.
Susiehyer is represented by Evergreen Fine Art, Mountain Trails Gallery in Sedona, Split Rock Art Gallery in St. George, Oh Be Joyful Gallery in Crested Butte, The Framed Image in Denver, Mary Williams Fine Art in Boulder, Arts At Denver in Denver, the Gallery At Roundtop in Rountop, TX.
Susiehyer’s work has also been featured in Southwest Art Magazine, Art of the West Magazine, Fine Art Connoisseur, Plein Air Magazine, Cowboys and Indians Magazine, and been seen on the covers of Soundings, Mountain Country Life, and Evergreen Living Magazine.
Susie is jokingly known to her friends and fellow artists as a painting maniac. “I’ll paint pretty much anywhere, anytime, and I don’t mind trying anything” she says. “Its all fun and I can always set up some kind of challenge for myself.” You can find her painting in 90 degree heat on a Denver sidewalk, standing knee-deep in snow on a piece of cardboard, or painting at night with a headlamp on top of her head.
Always wanting to learn and grow as a painter, she constantly tries new things with new materials and ways of putting down paint. She works easily on cotton or linen canvas or canvas paper, hardboard, birch panels, or masonite. A few years ago she was working strictly with walnut oil based paints and mediums. “What happens if I paint THAT but do it THIS way?” is a phrase she can be heard saying. This accounts for the slight stylistic differences in the look of the paintings. Most recently she has chosen to focus on the visual aspects of painting, thanks to the influences of such noted painters as Kevin Weckbach and Quang Ho. Landscape painting is, at the moment, her current passion, although “any subject matter is fair game for a painting exploration.”