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|The following, submitted May 2005, is from the artist.|
Susan Greaves is a painter whose oil paintings, noted for their light and color qualities, include florals, still life, plein-air landscapes, portraits, figures and equine subjects.
A Louisiana native, Greaves earned her BA at Louisiana State University and later studied in Seattle with William F. Reese, and in Idaho and Los Angeles as a scholarship student with Sergei Bongart. In addition, she attended multiple workshops with Harley Brown, Ned Jacob, Bettina Steinke, Ted Goerschner, and Carolyn Anderson. Influences of these master artists and the California and Russian impressionists are clearly in her work.
Now working in California, Susan Greaves travels and paints with artist groups and attends plein-air competitions whose locations include New Mexico, Arizona, Oregon, Florida, France, Italy, and Belgium. She also teaches, emphasizing the interpretation of color learned from Reese and Bongart.
NATIONAL JURIED SHOWS AND AWARDS:
Catherine Lorillard Wolf Exhibition, National Arts Club, NYC, 1985, 1986, 1989
Blackfoot Valley Art Association Auction: 1987 Best of Show, 1990 Best of Show
American Artists Professional League, NYC, 1987 John R. Grabach Memorial Award
Western Regional Art Show and Sale, Cheyenne WY, 1988
New Orleans Art Association National Exhibition, 1988 and 1990, Merit Award
The Artists Magazine National Portrait Competition, 1989, Finalist
Art of California Magazine Discovery Awards, Silver Award and Bronze Award, 1991
California Works, California State Fair, Sacramento CA, 1992 Award of Merit
The Equine Image Magazine's "Horses In Motion", Kentucky Derby Museum, 1996
American Academy of Equine Artists Annual Exhibition, Middleburg, VA 1996
Draft Horse Classic, Grass Valley, CA, Honorable Mention, 1997
Horses In Motion, Kentucky Derby Museum, 1997, Best of Show
Alla Prima International, member shows, 1997-2004
Legacy, member shows, 2000-2001
Best of Show, Angel Fire Paint-Out, 2004
Best of Show, Shasta Land Trust Paint-Out, 2004
Redding Museum and Art Center, Redding CA 1986
Clymer Museum, Ellensburg, WA 1991
Shasta County Arts Council, Redding CA, 1992
The 1990 Southwest Art Calendar
American Artist Magazine, August 1988, "Emerging Artists"
American Artists, an Illustrated Survey, 1990
The Fine Artists' Guide to Showing and Selling Your Work, by Sally Prince Davis, 1989
The California Art Review, 1988
Internet 101 For the Fine Artist - co-author (Guide To Selling On eBay)
PROFESSIONAL HONOR SOCIETIES:
Catherine Lorillard Wolf Art Club, NYC (former member)
Women Artists of the West (former member)
Knickerbocker Artists, Signature Member
Alla Prima International, Signature Member
AMERICAN ARTIST magazine, August 1986, "Emerging Artists" and THE EQUINE IMAGE, June/July 1997, p. 45.
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