Susiehyer knew from the time she was 4 years old that she would grow up to be an artist and began drawing from that early age. She studied art at Moravian College, the Baum School of Art, the University of West Florida and the Art Students League of Denver. She has won numerous awards as both a studio and a plein air painter. Her work has been seen in Southwest Art Magazine, as a featured artist in Fine Art Connoisseur Magazine, and was chosen for the celebrated ‘Landscapes of Colorado’ by Ann Daley of the Denver Art Museum.
Susiehyer’s work can be seen in many private and corporate collections. She maintains a home and studio in Evergreen, CO, where she lives with her husband and two children. She continues to challenge herself artistically, traveling to paint en plein air, and working from sketches, memory and photos in the studio. Recent painting trips include Tahiti, Hawaii, Corsica, France, Taos, Rocky Mountain National Park, Portugal, California, and the New Jersey Coast. She currently teaches classes and plein air workshops at the Evergreen Art Center.read Susiehyer’s artist statement