Maroon Lake Nocturne


      12 X 9
      15.5 X 12.5 Framed
      Oil on Linen

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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

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