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 also published her work. Susie Hyer has been a National Vice President of the Women’s Caucus for Art, President of the New Orleans Chapter, and is a signature member of Oil Painters of America, and an associate member of the American Impressionist Society, Plein Air Artists of Colorado, Laguna Plein Air Painters and Plein Air Painters of Hawaii. 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.