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Susan Blackwood

Do You Want To....

Do You Want To....

Hi. Nice to Meet You

Hi. Nice to Meet You

Morning Walk

Morning Walk

Ying and Yang

Ying and Yang

Les Vieux Amis

Les Vieux Amis

Here They Are

Here They Are

Tuscan Sky

Tuscan Sky

Under the Umbrella at the Bernards Inn

Under the Umbrella at the Bernards Inn

10 o'clock, 2 o'clock

10 o'clock, 2 o'clock

Barn Near Lambertville

Barn Near Lambertville

Me and My Shadow

Me and My Shadow

The Sanctuary - SOLD

The Sanctuary - SOLD

The Conversation

The Conversation

The Road Less Traveled

The Road Less Traveled

Old Street China

Old Street China

Celebration

Celebration

Tourette Sur Loupe

Tourette Sur Loupe

Maestro

Maestro

Sweet Dreams

Sweet Dreams

Celebration

Celebration

Dorothy's Flowers

Dorothy's Flowers

The Tryst

The Tryst

Dinner for Two

Dinner for Two

Gaggle

Gaggle

Fountain Glow

Fountain Glow

Laundry Day

Laundry Day

After the Nap

After the Nap

Found a Good Home

Found a Good Home

Taking Flight

Taking Flight

In the City

In the City

Provence Peace

Provence Peace

Morning Doorway

Morning Doorway

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Small European Scenes
Born in Chicago, Susan Blackwood comes from six generations of artists. Her sister is artist Karen Vance and her husband is artist Howard Friedland. Her family history has been traced back to Rembrandt’s parents. As for her formal education, she received her Bachelors of Fine Arts from Northern Illinois University and later studied with Irving Shapiro at the American Academy of Art, Chicago, IL.

She has traveled and painted extensively throughout the world, including three years in Pakistan where she maintained and active studio and had three solo exhibitions. Her works are in the collections of: American Express; the French Consulate of Lahore, Pakistan; Anheuser Bush; and many others. She has been featured in the Master Painters of the World section of the International Artist Magazine. Southwest Art Magazine featured her as an "Artist to Watch"

In 2003, after 32 years as a watercolorist, Susan switched to oil painting. She now paints exclusively in oils. Her oils have been heartily received by patrons, galleries and museum shows.

Her work has been featured in Southwest Art Magazine, U.S. Art Magazine, International Artist Magazine, Wildlife Art News, and American Art Collector. A partial list of her publishers include the National Audubon Society, The Sudden Infant Death Syndrome Alliance, Big Brothers Association, National Riflemen’s Association, North Light Publishers - (Best of Flower Painting by Katherine Kipp) and The Medici Society Ltd. of London, England. In 1999, Watercolor Magazine featured an article about Susan’s paintings and John Singer Sargent’s paintings from Venice.

The recipient of numerous awards her originals have been exhibited in galleries in England and all over the U.S. in National Shows and galleries, in addition to both museum and corporate collections.

Some of the Museum/Gallery Shows and Auctions:

  • American Impressionist Society Show - 2010
  • American Women Artists Show- 2010
  • Montana Painters Alliance Study to Studio - C. M. Russell Museum - 2010, 2008
  • Western Regional Oil Painters of America – 2010, 2009, 2008, 2007
  • Oil Painters of America National Juried Show - 2009, 2008
  • C. M. Russell Museum Auction – 2010, 2009, 2008, 2007, 2006, 2005, 2004, 2002, 2000, 1998
  • Master’s In Miniature Invitational– CM Russell Museum 2010, 2009, 2008, 2007, 2006, 2005, 2004, 2003, 2002, 2001, 2000
  • Montana Land Reliance Invitational Auction – 2007, 2005
  • Treasure State Invitational Auction – 2006
  • Salon International Juried Exhibition – 2010, 2009, 2008, 2007, 2006, 2005, 2004
  • Kimball Art Center Museum Invitational (Park City Utah) – 2008, 2007, 2006, 2005
  • Hockaday Museum of Art ( Kalispell MT.) – 2010, 2002
  • Masters in Montana – 2006, 2000, 1999, 1998, 1997, 1996

Honors:

  • Signature Member in Oil Painters of America
  • Signature Member in the American Impressionist Society
  • "Best in Show" American Women Artists National Juried Exhibit, 2010
  • Jurors Top 50 Award Salon International 2010, 2008, 2007
  • Member of Oil Painters of America
  • Member of Montana Painters Alliance
  • "Artist to Watch" Southwest Art Magazine
  • Featured in International Artist Magazine
  • Featured in Watercolor Magazine

Permanent Museum Collections:

  • Sonoran Desert Museum, Tuscon, AZ
  • Steamboat Springs Museum, Steamboat Springs, CO