Susie Y. Anderson has been described as a “Pacific Colorist” with her own distinctive impressionistic style. She is a devoted and prolific oil painter, and is especially passionate about painting outdoors from life as a plein air artist. For her, this approach to creating art not only vitalizes but renews her painting instincts by the many challenges it presents. An acclaimed landscape and marine artist, Susie finds broad inspiration for her work ranging from the dramatic sea and landscapes of her home in Hawaii to depicting the light and color of the vast farmlands and snow-covered mountains of her second home in Park City, Utah, and beyond.
Susie moved to Hawaii in 1969 and is a graduate of the University of Southern California holding degrees in fine arts and medical illustration. She worked for the University of Hawaii School of Medicine as a medical illustrator and graphic designer for 14 years, and then formed her own litigation graphics company, Visually Speaking Inc., before becoming a full-time, professional fine artist. Susie has studied with acclaimed Hawaii artists Lau Chun and Gloria Foss, and noted mainland artists Kevin MacPherson, Ken Auster, Camille Przewodek, Charles Sovek, Ted Goerschner, Mary Pettis, Steve Songer, Doug Braitewaite, John Cosby and Kathryn Stats.