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 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.
She has been published in the celebrated books “Art of the National Parks: Historic Connections, Contemporary Interpretations” and “Landscapes of Colorado.” She has been a featured artist in Southwest Art Magazine, Fine Art Connoisseur magazine, and Art of the West Magazine. Her work has also appeared in PleinAir magazine, and on the covers of Art Life, Evergreen Living, and Mountain Country Life. The “American Art Collector” series of books, and the “Best of American Art and Artist” series of books has also published her work.
Susiehyer has been a national vice president of the Women’s Caucus for Art, president of the New Orleans Chapter, and is involved in other professional organizations such as Oil Painters of America, American Impressionist Society, Plein Air Artists of Colorado, and Plein Air Painters of Hawaii. Her work is represented by a number of galleries along Colorado’s Front Range and the Southwest. susiehyerstudio.com