Susan B Marlowe lives and paints in the North Carolina Mountains. Well known as a regional artist, Susan has also exhibited around the world. Trained formally at the University of Kentucky, Susan has extended artistic growth by studying with other artists such as Vae Hamilton, Kichung Lizee, Skip Lawrence and Tim Ford.
Susan's work ranges from literal to whimsical representation. She has been fascinated by the visual and spiritual essence of the cow for her entire artistic career. Historically, she is following a family tradition passed down from her great grandfather, William Hart, an artist from the Hudson Valley River School, who specialized in painting pastoral scenes with cattle.
Susan enjoys creating personalized commissioned paintings for special occasions and celebrations, such as new births, weddings, anniversaries, and birthdays and paintings for healing. She also specializes in creating pet portraits and children's paintings.
Whatever her subject, Susan strives to portray her subject's essence and energy with a celebration of rich color and texture.
To learn more about Susan's background and influences, check out the following videos, made with Susan at Cheap Joes Art Stuff in Boone, NC.
University of Kentucky; Bachelors of Art with Honors
Individual study with artists Jimmy Suzuki, Ayo, Vae Hamilton, Kichung Lizee, Tim Ford
Juried member Blue Ridge Artisan Center, 2019
MooJoy Love; Watauga Arts Council, Boone, NC; May 2019
Goodnight Boone; Watauga Arts Council, Boone, NC; January 2015;
Celestial Seasonings: Mazy Jones Gallery, Boone, NC; November -Jan 2011:
Healing Hands; Sticht Gallery, Baptist Hospital, Winston Salem, NC; Jan 06-April 06;
Ladies Night Out; Bleeker Street Gallery, Carrboro, NC; Dec 04-Jan 05;
Holy Cow; Turchin Center, Boone, NC; Feb-March 2004
Open Door Gallery, Jones House, Boone, NC; April 30-May 31;2002
Out of the Blue; Selby Jones Cancer Center, Boone, NC; Oct 2018
Out of the Blue; Florence Art School, West Jefferson, NC; Sept 2018
Out of the Blue; Ashe Arts Council, West Jefferson, NC; June 2017
Out of the Blue; Watauga Arts Council, Boone, NC; March, 2017
Out of the Blue; Blowing Rock Art History Museum; 9/2015
Exhibitions by Invitation
Community Artist Exhibit; Turchin Center, Boone, NC 2018, 2019
NIJIIRO Exhibition, One Mind, One Heart; an international travelling exhibition 2014
From Global Calamity to Creativity; 3/2013
Suisse Geneve Fete de L’art International; Geneva Switzerland, 2006
Celebration 2005; featured artist; Blowing Rock Art History Museum, Blowing Rock
Northwest Artists’ Juried Exhibition July 2018; Honorable Mention Wilkesboro, NC
Best of the Blue Ridge: Ashe Arts Council, West Jefferson, NC; 2007-2018
2006 Western Regional Women’s Exhibition; Turchin Center, Boone, NC; 2006
Virginia Highlands Festival; Abingdon, Va; 2004-2006
Publications and Awards
Illustrated the book, Goodnight Boone; 2012
Awarded Paul Green Multimedia Award; by North Carolina Society of Historians; for Illustrations in the book, Goodnight Boone; 2013
“Ladies in the Hot Tub” featured as cover art in All About Women with feature article; 2006
Painting “Prince of Peace” 1st prize Cheap Joe’s; 2009; Boone, NC
Painting “The Viaduct” chosen as winner by Piedmont Federal Bank, Boone; 2003
Cloverleaf Condominiums; Daytona Beach, FL
Seascape; Fleetwood, NC
Carousel; Washington, DC
Safari; Boone, NCVideos