Susan Volk Stanley grew up on the east coast of Maryland and was recognized early on for her artistic talents. She began selling her watercolors before leaving high school. She went on to study fine arts at Guilford college in North Carolina returning to Maryland to graduate from Goucher College with a strong interest in visual arts, film and set design. In the mid 80's Susan moved West to pursue work as a set decorator and set designer expanding into art direction for episodic television and movie work in addition to growing an set design and special event company geared to the growing corporate theater market in Arizona. Her last film brought her to Prescott Arizona where she met western artists at The Phippen Art Show who told her about The Scottsdale Artists School and the opportunities to study with some of the top painters in the country. She began studying in earnest with some of today's most sought after master painters and returning to her love of fine art through workshops and mentoring. In 2002 she sold her successful business, built an expansive art studio in Scottsdale and a place of inspiration in Prescott. These days you will find her painting, creating memorable still life, landscape and animals in oil, a reflection of the western life she enjoys and portrays so well. Surrounded by so much beauty and inspiration it is no wonder that Susan's paintings are now sought after by both private and corporate collectors alike. She is a member of Oil Painters of America, The International Guild of Realism, American Women Artists, The Impressionist Society of America and The Arizona Art Alliance.
born Baltimore, Maryland
Still Life, Animal, Landscape, equestrian
Scottsdale Artist School, Scottsdale Arizona. Kevin MacPherson,Taos,NM.,Scott Christensen Jackson, WY.,Matt Smith Scottsdale, AZ.Daniel Keys,Laura Robb,Sherrie McGraw, Jean Chambers,Robert Johnson,Hedi Moran,Phil Beck, Ned Jacob,Bill Anton,T. Allen Lawson,John Budicin,
Exhibition Record (Galleries and Art Shows):|
SC Moda Galleria Scottsdale Arizona,Best and Brightest Scottsdale Artists School OPA National Juried Show 2007 Whistle Pik Gallery AAWA Show Bennington,Vermont International Guild of Realism Show, Scottsdale Fine Art Nomadas Del Arte, Sage Creek Gallery, Santa Fe New Mexico, Salon International, Greenhouse Gallery of Fine Art.,American Splash National Competition, Graham TX, Richard Schmid Fine Art Auction,Empire Ranch Foundation Show and Sale.
Oil Painters Of America, American Women Artists,International Guild of Realism,The Impressionist Society of America,Equine Artists Guild,Arizona Art Alliance,National Oil and Acrylic Painters