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     I have had an ongoing love affair with animals and art since I was a child.  Receiving my first art award and recognition in the fifth grade, I have since then, continued to draw and paint. I love to visit art museums and art galleries in various parts of the world, studying the works of artists I respect and admire in an attempt to develop my own personal style.  A turning point in my life and journey with art came when I had the opportunity to meet Lajos Markos at a painting demonstration given by him.  I was able to start attending his life drawing and painting classes.  I studied with him for three years, which gave me the foundation I needed.

     I am influenced by the works of James Reynolds, Sir Alfred Munnings, Bob Kuhn, as well as living artists…Ken Carlson, Andy Thomas, Oleg Stavrowsky, Bill Anton, and many more.

     The ability to capture an animal or any subject's expressions and gestures, is something I strive for, and a continual growth process. The art journey is something I consider myself fortunate and honored to be involved in. I spend a lot of time observing animals from life and searching for reference material for my next painting.  I am an ex-MFH with the Longacre Hunt, which thrust me into the world of hounds, horses, and galloping across the countryside.  I reside in the Texas Hill Country with my 3 dogs.  I look forward to seeing where my work goes and continuing my love affair with art!

Education:  Oil painting workshops and courses taught by the following: Lajos Markos, Lesley Humphrey, Ron Riddick, Robert Johnson, Jim Norton, Julie Chapman, Bruce Greene, John Fawcett, Carolyn Anderson, Greg Kreutz, William Kalwick

Drawing, Painting, Design classes from Sam Houston State University and San Jacinto College


Susan Hackney Art

Texas Baby

Group Shows:

November, 2005 - Cross Gate Gallery, Lexington, Kentucky; traveling art exhibit in conjunction with Masters of Foxhounds Association

September, 2007 - Draft Horse Classic; Art at the Classic Invitational Exhibition and Sale; Grass Valley, California

February, 2009 - Women Artists of the West National Juried Exhibition; Saks Galleries; Denver, Colorado

October, 2009 - American Academy of Equine Art 2009 Fall Juried Exhibition; Kentucky Horse Park; Lexington, Kentucky

October, 2010 -- New Jersey Equine Artists Association "Art of the Horse 2010"; Farmstead Arts, Basking Ridge, New Jersey

September, 2010 - Draft Horse Classic; Art at the Classic Invitational Exhibition and Sale; Grass Valley, California

September, 2011 - Draft Horse Classic; Art at the Classic Invitational Exhibition and Sale; Grass Valley, California

October, 2011 - Texas Hill Country Invitational; Boerne, Texas

April, 2012 - American Academy of Equine Art 2012 Spring Juried Exhibition; Spindletop Hall; Lexington, Kentucky

September, 2014 - American Academy of Equine Art 2014 Fall Juried Exhibition; Scott County Arts and Cultural Center; Georgetown, Kentucky

September, 2015 - 30th Annual Bosque Art Classic; Clifton, Texas (2 paintings accepted)

September, 2016--31st Annual Bosque Art Classic; Clifton, Texas...September, 2017--32nd Annual Bosque Art Classic; Clifton, Texas...September, 2017--"The Party" 34th Annual Western Art Sale and Exhibition; Western Art Museum; Kerrville, Texas

Solo Exhibitions:

May, 2015 - Selected by Bending Branch Winery, Comfort,Texas to design Invitation and Poster for their Kentucky Derby Extravaganza.

Awards:  

September, 2007 - Best of Show, Art at the Classic; Grass Valley, California

September, 2011 - 3rd Place, Art at the Classic; Grass Valley, California

Publications:

Western Art Collector; February, 2009

Associations:

Associate Member -- Oil Painters of America

Board of Directors - American Academy of Equine Art

American Impressionist Society

Museum of Western Art Holiday Miniature Show; Kerrville, Texas; Nov. 3-Dec. 31, 2017



“Art washes away from the soul the dust of everyday life.”

 ~Pablo Picasso