About

Susan Duke Waters, originally from the UK, lives in North Georgia, USA. Much of her work depicts the local people, landscape and flora.

Recently, she has gained confidence through entering shows and being affirmed by acceptance. This year has been particularly exciting as she is included in the Oil Painters of America’s Steamboat Springs National Exhibition 2022, American Women Artists’ Breaking Through Exhibition in Clarksville TN as well as their Spring Online Exhibition, and the 2022 Portrait Society of Atlanta Spring Open Exhibition at the Art Station, Stone Mountain, where she received two Awards of Merit. Additionally, in January, a large body of her papier mâché work was moved for permanent display at the Moore Methodist Museum, St Simons Island, Georgia.

Susan’s curiosity and creative impulse initiate the examination and portrayal of a variety of subject matter, including portraiture, landscapes, still life and floral. Predominantly painting in oil, she also uses watercolor, acrylic, clay, metal and papier mâché.

Her preference is to work from direct observation -plein air or from life, incorporating visual memory and imagination. She thrives on the timeless concentration of the creative process.

Work currently displayed:

Metro Montage XXII at the Marietta Cobb Museum of Art, Marietta Georgia, July 9 – September 4.

Photograph Credit, Margaret Garrett.

Steamboat Art Museum, Steamboat Springs, Colorado, Oil Painters Of America 2022 National Exhibition.

The Arthur J. Moore Methodist Museum, Epworth by the Sea, St Simons Island, papier mâché nativity display.

The Booth Western Art Museum, BAG Annual Exhibition, Cartersville, GA

AWA Spring Online Show, 2021 (view here) and 2022 (viewed here).

The Downtown Gallery, Cartersville GA.

The Rockmart Cultural Arts Center, Rockmart, GA 30153.

The American Art Awards website.

The Great American Paint-In, online exhibit, Gallery Cero, 1014 Miami Springs Dr.,
Longwood, FL 32779. View collection here.

“Art and Healing in the Time of the Pandemic”, Sirilin Studio and Fulton County Art and Culture online exhibition. View here.

Olmsted Paint Quick 2nd place, Château Elan, GA

Awards, Recognition and Exhibits:

2022 Metro Montage XXII, Marietta Cobb Museum of Art

2022 Alpharetta Paint the Town Quick Paint, Third Place Professional Division

2022 Acceptance into American Women Artists Spring Online Show (view here).

2022 Acceptance into the Oil Painters of America National Exhibition, Steamboat Art Museum, Steamboat Springs, CO.

2022 Two Awards of Merit in the Portrait Society of Atlanta’s Spring Exhibition, Art Station, Stone Mountain, GA.

2022 Acceptance into the Women Artists of America’s Breaking Through Exhibition, Clarksville, TN.

2022 Long-listed in Jackson’s Painting Prize, U.K.

2022 Rockmart Cultural Arts Juried Show, First Place in Painting.

2021-22 Baldwin Public Library, Birmingham, Michigan, “Zip Us Up” Collaborative Exhibition. View my contribution here, and a Vimeo video of the collection here.

2021 Portrait Society of America, Members Only Competition, Fifth Place, Still life.

2021 Portrait Society of Atlanta Fall open Juried Exhibition, Merit Award for “Chuck.”

2021 Georgia Color plein air, People’s Choice Award for “Crab Man and George.”

2021 “Art and Healing in the Time of the Pandemic”, Sirilin Studio and Fulton County Art and Culture online exhibition. View here.

2021 Metro Montage XXI, Marietta Cobb Museum of Art, Marietta, Georgia.

2021 Downtown Galllery, Booth Artist’s Guild Summer Exhibit, view online flip book.

2021 Alpharetta Paint the Town, May.

2021 Olmsted Atlanta, In Town Plein Air Paint Quick,Ansley Park, Community Artists, Second Place

2021 Olmsted Atlanta, Out of Town Plein Air Paint Quick, Chateau Elan, Second Place.

2021 American Women Artists Spring Show, Merit Award

2021 Rockmart Cultural Arts Juried Show, First Place in Painting.

2020 The American Art Awards 2020, 5th place in Figure in oil.

2020 “Best of Show” Rockmart Juried Show 2020, The Rockmart Cultural Arts Gallery, Rockmart, Georgia, 30153. Valentine Shopper.

2020 Metro Montage XX, Marietta Cobb Museum of Art, Marietta, Georgia.

2020 “Honorable Mention” Booth Artist’s Guild Annual Exhibition, Downtown Gallery, Cartersville, Georgia.  Cotton Fields and Seed Plant. Exhibit  FlipBook, Virtual Tour.

2019 O Holy Night Nativity Exhibit , Skellenger Gallery, Cedartown Performing Arts Center, Cedartown, GA, Nov 20th – Jan 6th.

2019 Spotlight Solo Exhibition by Fusion Art, view exhibit here.

2019 Crystal Award of Merit, Sky show at Gallery Ring, for “Clouds and Corn“. (Exhibit link here.)

2019 American Art Awards, Surrealism 4th place for “Makeup Artist” (link to online announcement.)

2019, Camelback Gallery, Finalist in Shades of Purple Exhibition for “Morning Glories on Spent Daisies“. (View exhibit here.)

2019 Gadsden Art Association, 61st Juried Annual Art Show, First Place in Sculpture for “The Four Winds” and Second in Oil Painting for “After the Bath“, Gadsden Museum of Art, Alabama.

2019 Colors of Humanity Botanical Exhibit, Honorable Mention for “Rosa Queen Elizabeth and Honeysuckle“. The paintings, “Makeup Artist” and “Mud and Buttercups” are also included in the gallery’s Wet Paint Exhibit.

2019 Finalist in Artroom Gallery Online Portrait show for “His First Portrait

2019 Eatonton Plein Air Paint Out 2019, First Place for “Towers Over Eatonton

2019 Rockmart Cultural Arts 2019 Juried Show “Best of Show” for “Flower Power ”.

Polk County, GA, featured artist March 2019. To read article click here.

“Jerry’s Artarama’s” featured artist December 2018. To view the interview, click here  or copy this URL:  https://www.theartlist.com/aom_12_18.html

2018 Life-sized Nativity displayed at the Rockmart Cultural Arts Gallery November – December. A video of the show can be viewed here.

2017-2018 “Art of Georgia: Portraits of a Community ” Exhibits displayed at the Georgia Capitol Building; work chosen twice.

2017 Arts Station September Stone Mountain Plein Air Paint Out Purchase Prize for “Sunshine and Stone.

2017 Forgotten Coast Plein Air Festival Quick Draw, Open Category, “Exalted Company” second place.

She is a member of Oil Painters of America, the American Watercolor Society, the Georgia Watercolor Society (Signature Member), the Portrait Society of Atlanta and the Rockmart Civic Arts Commission with whom she is a former Artist of the Year.