“Majesty and Mystery”
Oil on linen panel
16 x 20 in.
About the Artist: Susie Hyer has been drawing and painting since she was a child. “I remember drawing a pair of ceramic flamingos my mother used to keep on her dining room table when I was four years old, ” she remembers. “I knew from that moment I would be an artist when I grew up.”
Attending art programs at Moravian College, The Baum School of Art, and the University of West Florida in the 1970’s, she continues to study and expand her repertoire and abilities, attending the Art Students League of Denver and participating in workshops whenever she can, with artists such as Quang Ho, Kim English, Ron Hicks, Jay Moore, and Kevin Weckback. In 2001 she completed the Denver Botanical Gardens Certificate in Botanical Art and Illustration.
This award winning artist has been working professionally since 1976 and has been the recipient of a number of scholarships, grants, and awards for her work, including two international design awards. Her work has appeared in numerous galleries and national exhibitions, hangs in many private and corporate collections, and has been published in the celebrated books Art of the National Parks: Historical Connections, Contemporary Interpretations and Landscapes of Colorado.Her work has also been featured in the magazines Southwest Art Magazine, Fine Art Connoisseur Magazine, and Art of the West Magazine, and on the covers of Art Life, Evergreen Living, andMountain Country Life. Most recently she was included in American Art Collector Series of books. She has been a National Vice President of the Women’s Caucus for Art, President of the New Orleans Chapter, and is involved in several other professional organizations such as Plein Air Artist of Colorado and Oil Painters of America.
She maintains a home, studio, and multiple gardens in Evergreen, Co where she lives with her husband, sometimes one or two grown children, two cats and numerous elk, deer, and other wildlife. She continues to push herself in new directions and challenge herself artistically, traveling to paint en plein air, and working from sketches, field studies, and photos in the studio. Recent painting trips include the Southwest, Mexico, Tahiti, Hawaii, Corsica, France, Taos, Rocky Mountain National Park, Portugal, California, and the New Jersey Coast. She teaches workshops out of her studio in Evergreen and is an invited juror for local and and national exhibits.