Exhibitions, Awards and Upcoming Events


  • USDF Region 4 Dressage Championships
  • Iowa watercolor Society 40th Annual Exhibit
  • Iowa State Fair Fine Art Exhibition
  • FEI World Cup Finals, Omaha, NE
  • Featured Artist, Equine Affaire   Columbus, OH and West Springfield, MA
  • Western Spirit Art Show, Cheyenne, Wyoming



  • Aqueous USA 2016, Kentucky Watercolor Society
  • Iowa State Fair Fine Arts Show
  • Iowa Watercolor Society 39th Annual National Exhibition
  • Western Spirit Art Show and Sale, Cheyenne, Wyoming


  • Pennsylvania Watercolor Society 36th Annual International Juried Exhibition
  • Iowa State Fair Fine Art Show
  • Iowa Watercolor Society 38th Annual National Exhibition,  Awarded Signature Status
  • Western Spirit Art Show and Sale, Cheyenne, Wyoming


  • Iowa Watercolor Society 37th Annual National Exhibition        Awarded 3rd Place for Old Bull
  • Illinois Watercolor Society 30th Annual National Exhibition
  • Western Colorado Watercolor Society 22nd Annual National Exhibition


  • Iowa Watercolor Society 36th Annual National Exhibition


Covers and Programs

  • 2017 Equine Affaire

The family bought their first horse when Susan was ten years old. All five kids learned to ride on the big, palomino mare. She showed hunters through her junior years. Horses continued to be present but took a back seat through college and medical school. She met her husband, Brad, got married and moved to Wyoming where she practiced medicine and raised three children for the next twenty years.  In 2008, she picked up a paintbrush for the first time since childhood and started painting oils just for the fun of it. When she and her oldest daughter decided to explore the world of art, they bought some acrylics, pastels and watercolors. After months of frustration trying to overcome the challenges of watercolors, Susan fell in love with the medium and has never looked back. The family moved to central Iowa where she continues to practice medicine and lives with her husband, cows, horses, mule, dogs, chickens and one little barn cat.

Being completely self taught, with only the help of books, some videos and many hours of practice at the kitchen table, Susan now paints mostly in watercolor.  Watercolors are a challenging medium but the fluidity, transparency and resulting luminescence produce stunning and unique works.