SUSIE Y. ANDERSON - BIO
Susie Y. Anderson has been described as a “Pacific Colorist” with her own distinctive impressionistic style. She is a devoted and prolific oil painter, and is especially passionate about painting outdoors from life as a plein air artist. An acclaimed landscape and beachscape artist, Susie finds broad inspiration for her work ranging from the dramatic sea and landscapes of her home in Hawaii to depicting the light and color of the vast farmlands and snow-covered mountains of her second home in Park City, Utah, and beyond.
Susie is a Founding Signature Member of the Plein Air Painters of Hawaii (PAPOH) and has been elected the Fellow for Hawaii for the Pacific Rim Institute of Marine Artists (PRIMA). Her paintings are found in scores of private and corporate collections worldwide including the Hilton Hotels, and the permanent collections of the Hawaii State Foundation on Culture and the Arts, and the City & County of Honolulu. She has won numerous honors for her work including being selected for the 17th National Show of the American Society of Marine Artists that traveled to six Museums in five states over a seventeen month run. Susie has also won six Best-of-Show awards and two Grumbacher Gold Medal awards in juried competitions and she participates frequently in plein air events and exhibitions.
On Oahu, Susie is represented by Nohea Gallery, and Fine Art Associates in Honolulu, Hawaii; Sunshine Arts in Kaneohe, and Kai Ku Hale in Haleiwa. She was part owner and member of the Gallery at Ward Centre, Hawaii’s premier cooperative gallery, for fourteen years until its closing in May 2015. Susie is also represented on Maui by Maui Hands and Kaukini Galleries. Her fine art reproductions can be found in many other galleries island-wide. In Park City, Utah, Susie's reproductions may be found at all Signature Stores at Deer Valley Resort, Right At Home and Right Angle Framing.
Susie moved to Hawaii in 1969 and is a graduate of the University of Southern California holding degrees in fine arts and medical illustration. She worked for the University of Hawaii School of Medicine as a medical illustrator and graphic designer for 14 years, and then formed her own litigation graphics company, Visually Speaking Inc., before becoming a full-time, professional fine artist.
Whether in Hawaii or elsewhere, you might find Susie at inspiring locations — especially at sunrise or sunset — armed with paints and easel, interpreting the day’s remarkable light on canvas. She hopes you enjoy her work and always welcomes your e-mail and phone calls. She invites you to visit her website at www.susieanderson.com to view her most current work.