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Suzanne McKay - Fine Artist

Suzanne McKay

Portland, OR - United States

 
 
 

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Suzanne McKay

Portland, OR - United States

Suzanne McKay - Fine Artist

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About Suzanne McKay

I spent part of my childhood surrounded by the beauty of the Mojave Desert, around Victorville, California, and spent another part of my childhood in Northern Illinois farm country, in Ridgefield, Crystal Lake, and Belvidere. As a result, I love depicting Country scenes, and, particularly a subject I call 'A Vanishing America.'

Drawing was what I did as soon as I could hold a pencil. At about 15, my brother (also an artist) gave me a set of professional watercolors. I was thrilled and immediately felt a new sense of seriousness about my art. I even sold a few at county fairs and to friends, but for pretty cheap.

I attended college at B.I.O.L.A. (The Bible Institute of Los Angeles), where I minored in Art and joined The La Mirada Artists' Colony. After college, I became an active member of The Downey Artists' League, where a few of us members exhibited our work on weekends on Wilshire Boulevard.

Moving to Portland in 1971, I joined a group of artists who were forming a new art club, which became the Portland Fine Arts Guild, for which I served as Program Chairman, Judging Committee Chairman, and President. For five years, I taught classes at Mount Hood Community College (Gresham, Oregon), in Watercolor, Life Drawing, Drawing, and Basic Design. For many years since then, I have taught Watercolor workshops, Outdoor Painting workshops, private and semi-private lessons, and I have taught Children's Art classes, and juried Children's Art Shows,
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Even though Watercolor was my forte for years, I love to paint in Oil, Acrylic, and Pastel, as well. And, in the past few years, I really enjoy Photography, both realistic and abstract.

Basically self-taught, I have been privileged to take workshops from such artists as Darwin Duncan, Phil Tyler, Sharon Smith, George Hamilton, Del Gish, and Eric Jacobsen.

Here in Oregon, I have held past memberships in The Oregon Society of Artists, The Watercolor Society of Oregon, and The Painters' Showcase.

I am currently a member of 'Oregon Society of Artists' and 'Alla Prima Painters.'

The DOING of painting, for me, is as pleasurable as viewing the finished work. My INSPIRATION to paint is from being overwhelmed by the beauty God has created for us, and having a desire to transfer some of these scenes to paper or canvas, to share with others.

I hope you enjoy my work, whether it be to just view it, or to purchase cards, prints, a framed piece, or an original. If you have any questions or comments, I would be happy to hear from you.

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Piegan Indian Tipis by Suzanne McKay
 

Piegan Indian Tipis by Suzanne McKay

Villa In Tuscany by Suzanne McKay
 

Villa In Tuscany by Suzanne McKay

Navajo Hogan by Suzanne McKay
 

Navajo Hogan by Suzanne McKay

My Airstream Dream II by Suzanne McKay
 

My Airstream Dream II by Suzanne McKay

Farmhouse In Winlock Washington by Suzanne McKay
 

Farmhouse In Winlock Washington by Suzanne McKay

Sagebrush In Spring by Suzanne McKay
 

Sagebrush In Spring by Suzanne McKay

Atascadero Gold by Suzanne McKay
 

Atascadero Gold by Suzanne McKay

Indigo Mountain by Suzanne McKay
 

Indigo Mountain by Suzanne McKay

Green On Green by Suzanne McKay
 

Green On Green by Suzanne McKay

North Shasta Meadow by Suzanne McKay
 

North Shasta Meadow by Suzanne McKay

Lavender Fields by Suzanne McKay
 

Lavender Fields by Suzanne McKay

Heavens Lower Forty by Suzanne McKay
 

Heavens Lower Forty by Suzanne McKay

Solitude by Suzanne McKay
 

Solitude by Suzanne McKay

Sun-Drenched Hills by Suzanne McKay
 

Sun-Drenched Hills by Suzanne McKay

The Red Shed by Suzanne McKay
 

The Red Shed by Suzanne McKay

Desert Wind by Suzanne McKay
 

Desert Wind by Suzanne McKay

Desert Shadows by Suzanne McKay
 

Desert Shadows by Suzanne McKay

Desert Solace by Suzanne McKay
 

Desert Solace by Suzanne McKay

Farm On The Hill by Suzanne McKay
 

Farm On The Hill by Suzanne McKay

Ridgefield Country Store by Suzanne McKay
 

Ridgefield Country Store by Suzanne McKay

Sage At Sunset by Suzanne McKay
 

Sage At Sunset by Suzanne McKay

Wasco Oregon Summer by Suzanne McKay
 

Wasco Oregon Summer by Suzanne McKay

Desert Evening by Suzanne McKay
 

Desert Evening by Suzanne McKay

Desert Contrasts by Suzanne McKay
 

Desert Contrasts by Suzanne McKay

The Road Home by Suzanne McKay
 

The Road Home by Suzanne McKay

Pond In Drought by Suzanne McKay
 

Pond In Drought by Suzanne McKay

Field of Flowers by Suzanne McKay
 

Field of Flowers by Suzanne McKay

Fire Burn In Winter by Suzanne McKay
 

Fire Burn In Winter by Suzanne McKay

Layers of Landscape by Suzanne McKay
 

Layers of Landscape by Suzanne McKay

Golden Hills by Suzanne McKay
 

Golden Hills by Suzanne McKay

Mist And Snow by Suzanne McKay
 

Mist And Snow by Suzanne McKay

Nimbus Clouds And Farm by Suzanne McKay
 

Nimbus Clouds And Farm by Suzanne McKay

The Riverbed  by Suzanne McKay
 

The Riverbed by Suzanne McKay

Cabin in Norway by Suzanne McKay
 

Cabin in Norway by Suzanne McKay

Winter Evening by Suzanne McKay
 

Winter Evening by Suzanne McKay

Desert Contrasts by Suzanne McKay
 

Desert Contrasts by Suzanne McKay

Lost and Found Edges by Suzanne McKay
 

Lost and Found Edges by Suzanne McKay

Old Homestead In Winter by Suzanne McKay
 

Old Homestead In Winter by Suzanne McKay

White Sand Purple Hills by Suzanne McKay
 

White Sand Purple Hills by Suzanne McKay

Berry Overgrown by Suzanne McKay
 

Berry Overgrown by Suzanne McKay

Oscar by Suzanne McKay
 

Oscar by Suzanne McKay

Moonstruck by Suzanne McKay
 

Moonstruck by Suzanne McKay

Mary's Little Girl by Suzanne McKay
 

Mary's Little Girl by Suzanne McKay

Green Eyes by Suzanne McKay
 

Green Eyes by Suzanne McKay

Rosalee by Suzanne McKay
 

Rosalee by Suzanne McKay

Mt. Shasta by Suzanne McKay
 

Mt. Shasta by Suzanne McKay

Abandoned Grocery Store by Suzanne McKay
 

Abandoned Grocery Store by Suzanne McKay

Frost on The Window by Suzanne McKay
 

Frost on The Window by Suzanne McKay

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