Anyone can paint, but few can master the brush.

 

competition winners

 whirlwind 11 x 14

whirlwind 11 x 14

Competing against other artists refines skills and tests abilities under pressure. Yet many of Susan's best friends come from these competitions. Susan does like to receive recognition by her peers.

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plein air competitions

 catch it before it falls down 11 x 14

catch it before it falls down 11 x 14

Many works composed at competitions are not awarded a prize, although they remain prized by Susan and others. Here are some of Susan's favorites.

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oil painters of america

 low fat 8 x 10

low fat 8 x 10

Oil Painters of America represents the most prestigious artists and Susan is honored to be a member. OPA sponsors many juried competitions and has won awards. Here are some of Susan's favorite entries. 

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