Susan Westwood’s haunting landscapes, seascapes, poetry and portraits
are reminiscent of her childhood spent in a remote Exmoor village on
rugged Southwest coast where she rode Exmoor ponies through
bracken and briar, marsh and tangled wood to the cries of sea-gulls and
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.
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
Currently exhibiting work
in the following Galleries:
The Artist's Collection
The Riverwalk, Edwards, CO
The Sovereign Hound
Karins of Beaver Creek
Beaver Creek, CO
The Millwheel Gallery
Porlock, Somerset, England currently showing new works by Susan
New Mexico State
Clovis National Guard
Tucumcari National Guard
Center Celebrity Portrait
Hospital, Gallup, N.M.
Grants Public Library,
New Mexico State Fair Professional Arts Exhibits
New Mexico State of the Art Exhibit New Mexico Repertory Theater, Santa
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:
Credit card orders
by phone are accepted.
See Howard Alan
Events for more Art Shows and Susan's web page under "Meet the
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.