Susan Greaves

Susan Greaves

Redding, CA, United States

About Susan Greaves

Working as a professional artist for 40 years, Greaves has built a significant online following and has sold over a thousand paintings worldwide. Trained in classical methods of observation and direct execution, she "paints what she sees", while expressing her reaction to the subject and using distinctive brushwork.

Her exceptional oil paintings emphasize color, which is the most recognized characteristic of her works, whether landscapes, florals, figures, or even equine subjects.

After winning over 50 awards, she continues to wow her audience through live demonstrations, classes, and gallery and online shows. She especially enjoys personal contact with her collectors.


Louisiana State University: BA, Applied Arts

Scholarship study: Sergei Bongart School of Art, Los Angeles

Extended study: William F. Reese, Seattle

Multiple Workshops: Harley Brown, Ted Goerschner, Carolyn Anderson and others.



Catherine Lorillard Wolf Exhibition, National Arts Club, NYC, 1985, 1986, 1989
Blackfoot Valley Art Association Auction: 1987 Best of Show, 1990 Best of Show
American Artists Professional League, NYC, 1987 John R. Grabach Memorial Award
Western Regional Art Show and Sale, Cheyenne WY, 1988
New Orleans Art Association National Exhibition, 1988 and 1990, Merit Award
The Artists Magazine National Portrait Competition, 1989, Finalist
Art of California Magazine Discovery Awards, Silver Award and Bronze Award, 1991
California Works, California State Fair, Sacramento CA, 1992 Award of Merit
The Equine Image Magazine's "Horses In Motion", Kentucky Derby Museum, 1996
American Academy of Equine Artists Annual Exhibition, Middleburg, VA 1996
Draft Horse Classic, Grass Valley, CA, Honorable Mention, 1997
Horses In Motion, Kentucky Derby Museum, 1997, Best of Show
Alla Prima International, member shows, 1997-2007
Legacy, member shows, 2000 and 2001
Angel Fire, NM, Plein Air Paint-Off 2004, Best of Show
Shasta Land Trust/PPNS Paintout, Best of Show 2004, Best of Show 2005
San Luis Obispo Plein Air Painting Festival, 2006
Society of Master Impressionists, 2006 and 2007
Oil Painters of America, 1996, 1998, and 2007
And others

Redding Museum and Art Center, Redding CA 1986
Clymer Museum, Ellensburg, WA 1991
Shasta County Arts Council, Redding CA, 1992

The 1990 Southwest Art Calendar
American Artist Magazine, August 1988, "Emerging Artists"
American Artists, an Illustrated Survey, 1990
The Fine Artists' Guide to Showing and Selling Your Work, by Sally Prince Davis, 1989
The California Art Review, 1988
Internet 101 For the Fine Artist - co-author (Guide To Selling On eBay)
Getting Acquainted - The Art of Susan F Greaves, 2012
Wet Paint - The Painting Classroom, by Susan F Greaves, 2013

Catherine Lorillard Wolf Art Club, NYC (former member)
Women Artists of the West (former member)
Knickerbocker Artists, Signature Member
Alla Prima International, Signature Member
Society of Master Impressionists, Charter Member
Plein Air Painters Northwest Society, Master Signature Member
Whiskeytown Plein Air Painters, Signature Member

See: AMERICAN ARTIST magazine, August 1986, "Emerging Artists" and THE EQUINE IMAGE, June/July 1997, p. 45.