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12 X 9
Oil on Masonite

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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 says. “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, Jay Moore, Ron Hicks, and Kevin Weckbach. 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. She has been published in the celebrated books “Art of the National Parks: Historic Connections, Contemporary Interpretations”, “Landscapes of Colorado,” She has been a featured artist in Southwest Art , Fine Art Connoisseur, Plein Air and Art of the West Magazines. Her work has also appeared on the covers of Art Life, Evergreen Living and Mountain Country Life. The “American Art Collector” and ‘Best of American Art and Artist” series of books has published her work. Susie Hyer is a signature member of Oil Painters of America, a signature member of the American Impressionist Society, signature member of Plein Air Artists of Colorado, Plein Air Painters of New Mexico and signature member of Plein Air Painters of Hawaii. She has been a National Vice President of the Women’s Caucus for Art, and past President of the New Orleans Chapter, Her work is represented by a number of galleries along Colorado’s Front Range and the Southwest.
She maintains a home, studio, and multiple gardens in Evergreen, CO where she lives with her husband, sometimes one or two grown children, a dog, 2 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. She teaches workshops out of her studio in Evergreen and is an invited juror for local and national exhibits.


2018 Paint the Peninsula, Port Angeles WA, Best Nocturne Award
2018 Oil Painters of American Wet Paint Competition, Steamboat Springs CO. Plein Air Award
2018 Santa Fe Plein Air Festival, Santa Fe NM. Enchanted Sky Award 2nd Place.
2017 Plein Air Artists of Colorado 21st Annual National Exhibit, Mary Williams Fine Art, Boulder, CO. Third Place
2017 Paint the Peninsula, Port Angeles Fine Art Center, Port Angeles, WA. Best Nocturne Award
2016 Oil Painters of America Fall Online Showcase, Third Place
2016 Plein Air Artists of Colorado, Mary Williams Fine Arts, Boulder, CO 2016 Award of Merit
2015 Plein Air Artists of Colorado, Mary Williams Fine Arts, Boulder CO, 2015 Award of Merit
2015 Debra Huse Gallery “Just Plein Fun”, Randy Higbee Award of Merit
2014 Telluride Plein Air, Best of Show/Artist Choice Award, Telluride, CO
2014 Oil Painters of America 23rd National Exhibition of Traditional Oils, Bennington Art Center, Bennington, VT. Landscape Award
2014 A New Look At the West, Pearce Museum, Corsicana, TX. Tin Star Award of Excellence
2013 Colorado Plein Air Festival, Denver, CO, Plein Air Magazine Award of Merit
2013 Colorado Plein Air Festival, Denver, CO, Plein Air Artists of Colorado Award of Excellence
2013 Plein Air Artists of Colorado National Exhibit 2013, Award of Excellence
2013 Sedona Plein Air, Sedona, AZ, Quick Draw Award, and Purchase Award
2012 Denver Plein Air, Denver, CO, Third Place and People’s Choice Awards
2012 American Women Artists, K Newby Gallery, Tubac, AZ, Award of Recognition for 2-D
2012 Windows To The Divine, Abend Gallery,Denver ,CO, Third Place Collectors Choice Award
2011 Plein Air Rockies, Cultural Council of Estes Park Fine Art Gallery, Estes Park, CO BEST OF SHOW
2011 Plein Air Artists of Colorado, Saks Galleries, Denver CO Award of merit
2011 Denver Plein Air, Denver CO, Honorable Mention
2010 Plein Air Artists of Colorado, Saks Galleries, Denver CO First place
2010 Denver Plein Air, Denver, CO Honorable Mention
2009 Women Artists of the West, Saks Galleries, Denver, CO Third place
2009 Colorado Mountain Plein Air Festival, Salida, CO BEST OF SHOW and Quick Draw winner
2009 Plein Air Artists of Colorado,Abend Gallery, Denver, CO BEST OF SHOW
2009 Victor Plein Air, Victor, CO BEST OF SHOW
2008 Estes Park Plein Air, Estes Park, CO, Award of excellence
2008 Denver’s Plein Air, Denver, CO, Honorable Mention
2008 Colorado Mountain Plein Air Festival, Salida, CO, Honorable mention
2007 High Plein Air Exhibit, Denver, Co, First Place and BEST OF SHOW
2007 Paint, Sculpt, Shoot Evergreen, Evergreen Art Center, Evergreen, Co, BEST OF SHOW
2007 Estes Park Plein Air, Estes Park, Co, Bronze Award
2006 Fine Art Connoisseur Magazine Silver Award, Estes Park Plein Air, Estes Park, CO
2006 Arts for the Parks Top 200
2005 Arts for the Parks Top 100 and Mini 100, Awards of Excellence
2005 Estes Park Plein Air, Award of Excellence
2003 Artists of Colorado, Colorado History Museum, Denver, Co. Award of Excellence
1989 Rocky Mountain Women’s Institute, Denver, Co. Grant Awardee
1984 Women In Design International Second Annual Competition. Award of Merit
1982 International Art Competition, IAC, Inc. Award of Excellence

Susie Hyer , Oil on Masonite 12 X 9 (Interest categories: Oil on Masonite, Study, Landscape, , Traditional Paintings, Fine Art, Art Gallery, Susie Hyer Artist)

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Monday – Saturday 9:30AM-5:30PM
Sunday: 9:30 AM-5:00PM

Workshop Materials List

1. Clay – Chavant Le Beau Touche. Get the regular clay, not HM (high melt).
2. Clay warming devices, a metal bucket with a clamp on heat lamp or 100 W bulb works great.
3. Tie wire.
4. Aluminum foil.
5. Scissors.
6. Favorite sculpture tools.
7. Plank of wood (pine) approximately 8″ x 8″ x 2″.
Bring as many planks as you wish…the wood is used as the base for your sculpture.
8. Plumber’s pipe, 1/2″ threaded: Bring several different lengths…up to 10″…not PVC pipe.
Plumber’s pipe T joint.
Plumber’s pipe couplers.
Plumber’s pipe flange.
9. Screws and screwdriver to secure the flange to wood…this may be done before you arrive. (Place flange in the center of plank)
10. Wire cutters
11. Needle nose pliers
12. Rubber mallet.
13. Spatula
14. Measuring devices such as rulers, measuring tape, dividers, and calipers.
15. Because we concentrate on BIRDS IN FLIGHT, live models in the classroom are more distracting than useful. I will demonstrate the technique of constructing a cantilevered bird armature that can be used for many different bird species and will show you how to assemble shapes to capture the “gist” of the specific bird.
16. Bird field guides such as Peterson, Stokes, Golden, or Sibley. Sibley’s Guide to Birds (not Sibley’s Guide to Bird Life and Behavior) is best if bringing only one field guide. This popular book can usually be purchased at any bookstore.
17. Bring your laptop to the class if possible.
18. Bring your sketchbook.

1 Lake Circle Colorado Springs, Colorado 80906