Suzie Baker

2018 Paint the Town Plein Air Judge

Suzie Baker is an award-winning artist whose paintings have been featured in Fine Art Connoisseur, Plein Air, and Southwest Art Magazines. She has been named “Three to Watch” by both Southwest Art and Fine Art Connoisseur.

She serves on the board of directors and is a signature member of Oil Painters of America and regularly exhibits in prestigious national shows and invitationals. In addition to being a still life and portrait artist, Suzie has been painting en plein air since she was a teenager.

Suzie is from right here in our home state of Texas but travels all over to paint. She is a sought after artist at the top plein air events in the nation, including those in Easton MD, Door County WI, Laguna Beach CA, Atlanta GA and San Angelo Texas.

“I have a Bachelor of Arts degree in Advertising and Fine Arts from Louisiana Tech University. Following my degree program, I worked as an ad agency Art Director before trading my Pantone swatches for a brush and palette. I paint in oils and am motivated by color, immediacy of stroke, composition, the camaraderie of other artists, and ultimately the desire to evolve as an artist. I strive to create paintings that communicate confidence in execution and that exhibit a fresh, intuitive, and spontaneous quality. I will paint till I can paint no more. When I’m not painting, I’m thinking about what I want to paint next. I can’t not paint.”

from Suzie Baker, Fine Artist at

Recent Plein Air Invitational Awards

Laguna Beach Plein Air Invitational, 2016 – Plein Air Magazine Award

Telluride Plein Air Festival, 2016 – First Place Quick Paint

Olmsted Plein Air, 2016 – Best Figure in the Landscape

EnPleinAir Texas, 2015 – Best West Texas Landscape

Laguna Beach Plein Air Invitational, 2015 – Exceptional Merit

Kerrville Outdoor Painting Event, 2015 – Best of Show

Oil Painters of America Salon, Plein Air Competition, First Place, 2015