Suzie Baker

Suzie Baker

Suzie Baker

Suzie Baker is an award-winning artist whose paintings are regularly on exhibit in prestigious national shows and plein air invitationals. She has been featured in Fine Art Connoisseur, Plein Air, and Southwest Art Magazines and was named Artist to Watch by both Southwest Art and Fine Art Connoisseur. She serves as the Vice President of Oil Painters of America and holds signature status in that prestigious organization as well as the American Impressionist Society, American Women Artists, and others.

In addition to being a still life and portrait artist, Suzie has been painting en plein air since she was a teenager. A sought-after instructor, Suzie teaches workshops nationally and close to her home in Shenandoah, Texas.

Publications

Plein Air Magazine, Artist Profile, December/January Issue, 2017/18
Fine Art Connoisseur Magazine, More Than Just Faces, May/June Issue, 2017
Plein Air Magazine, August/September Issue, 2015 and 2016
Fine Art Connoisseur Magazine, 3 to Watch, July/August Issue, 2015
Southwest Art, Artist to Watch, December Issue, 2014
Fine Art Connoisseur Magazine, September/October Issue, 2014
Plein Air Magazine, October/November Issue, 2014
Associations
OPA – Oil Painters of America, Vice President, Signature Member
PSA – Portrait Society of America
AIS – American Impressionist Society, Signature Member
NOAPS – National Oil and Acrylic Painters Society, Signature Member
LPAPA – Laguna Plein Air Painters Association, Signature Member
OPS – Outdoor Painters Society, Signature Member
AWA – American Women Artists, Signature Member
CAC – Out-of-State Artist Member

Recent Awards

Outdoor Painters Society, Plein Air Southwest, Best in Show and Artists Choice, 2018.
Shadows on the Teche, Best in Show, 2018
Maui Plein Air Invitational, Irvine Museum Collection and Montage Kapalua Bay Award, 2018
OPA Western Regional, Award of Excellence, 2017
2017 Tucson Desert Art Museum Exhibition, American Women Artists – Award of Excellence, 2017
7th Annual Plein Air Salon Competition – Third Place Overall, and Best Plein Air August/September, 2017
Laguna Beach Plein Air Invitational – Directors Choice Award, 2017
Telluride Plein Air – First Place, 2017
Sedona Art Prize – Second Place Overall, 2016-17
Sedona Art Prize – First Place, May 2017 and Finalist: December 2016, January, February, April 2017
Laguna Plein Air Invitational – Plein Air Magazine Award, 2016
Art Renewal Center, Publication Award, Collection Magazine Award, 2016
13th Annual Telluride Plein Air – First Place Quick Paint, 2016
Portrait Society of America, Members Only – Outside the Box and Still Life Finalist, 2016
Olmsted Plein Air, Renoir Best Figure in the Landscape, 2016
National Oil and Acrylic Painters Society, Best of America, Best Composition, 2016
EnPleinAir Texas – Best West Texas Landscape, 2015
Kerrville Outdoor Painting Event – Best of Show, 2015
Oil Painters of America Salon, Plein Air Competition – First Place, 2015

I have a Bachelor of Arts degree in Advertising and Fine Arts from Louisiana Tech University. Following my degree program, I worked as an ad agency art director before trading my Pantone swatches for a palette and brushes. I paint in oils and am motivated by color, immediacy of stroke, composition, the camaraderie of other artists, and ultimately the desire to evolve as an artist. I strive to create paintings that communicate confidence in execution and exhibit a fresh, intuitive, and spontaneous quality. In addition to painting, I am a workshop instructor. I love to teach! I get a lot of energy out of helping others learn to paint better!