Susan Westwood

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Susan Westwood’s haunting landscapes, seascapes, poetry and portraits are reminiscent of her childhood spent in a remote Exmoor village on England’s rugged Southwest coast where she rode Exmoor ponies through bracken and briar, marsh and tangled wood to the cries of sea-gulls and ravens caws.

Unencumbered Susan and her village friends inhabited a magical place shared only by the inventions of the imagination. Susan’s Father owned a small Antiquarian bookshop in the village and when not exploring the moors Susan could be found exploring the pages of Bronte and Wordsworth. Years later after coming to America to attend the prestigious American Academy of Art in Chicago, these memories surfaced and became the subject of paintings, poetry and children’s stories.

While attending Art School in Chicago, Susan worked as Assistant Director to Vorpal Gallery and later worked as a commercial Artist for Anderson Studio. She then moved to New Mexico to paint and has since attracted a strong following with her haunting depictions of English country life. She also taught Art at New Mexico State University and designed and taught Art classes for children through the university. She was a founding member of The Artist’s Alliance and was awarded woman of the year in 1986 for her work in the community.

Accomplishments
The Office of Cultural Affairs:
Art in Public Places for the New Mexico Arts Division

One of four finalists chosen from the State of New Mexico:
Native American Congressional Award Winners, Painting for the Pentagon

Susan's Father's Bookshop

You can visit Susan's cousin's bookshop in Petersfield, England:  The Petersfield Bookshop

Susan relocated to Colorado in 2001 where she has successfully shown in juried Fine Art Shows in Vail, Aspen and Cherry Creek in Denver. Also working with Designers in Boulder and Beaver Creek. See News and Events for upcoming shows.

 

 


Currently exhibiting work
in the following Galleries:

 

The Artist's Collection

The Riverwalk, Edwards, CO

 

The Sovereign Hound

Charleston, SC

 

Karins of Beaver Creek

Beaver Creek, CO

  Millwheel Gallery
    Porlock, England

The Millwheel Gallery
in Porlock, Somerset, England currently showing new works by Susan Westwood.

 

Collections include:
N
ew Mexico State University

Clovis National Guard Armory

Tucumcari National Guard Armory

Albuquerque Convention Center Celebrity Portrait

Rehobeth McKinley Hospital, Gallup, N.M.

Grants Public Library, Grants, N.M.
 

Exhibits include:
New Mexico State Fair Professional Arts Exhibits
New Mexico State of the Art Exhibit New Mexico Repertory Theater, Santa Fe
Red Mesa Art Center, Gallup, N.M.

Gallerie Kubaiski, Studio City, CA

Made in England Santa Fe, N.M.
Mossman Gallery, Albuquerque, N.M.

 

 

 

 

For more information on available originals, giclee prints, or commissioned art:
Susan Westwood
303-423-8146
email Susan


Credit card orders
by phone are accepted
.

See Howard Alan Events for more Art Shows and Susan's web page under "Meet the Artists"

 

Halsgrove Publishing
Beautiful books about the English Countryside including Exmoor and Porlock where Susan grew up.

Exmoor travel books on Amazon.com
Learn more about the magical English Moor where Susan grew up.


 

 
 
For more information regarding Oils, Giclees, and Portraits please contact Susan Westwood.

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