Susan Patton

Susan Patton (b. 1975) is a professional artist residing in North Mississippi. Susan currently works full time as an artist and workshop instructor. She is also a Registered Physical Therapist, but has put that profession aside for a season in order to pursue her passion for learning and teaching art. She studies and paints all subjects, including still life, plein air, portraiture, landscapes, and figurative work, and considers “truth” to be the essence of every form of good art. Susan and her mother, artist Dot Courson, represented Mississippi artists at the 2008 Presidential Debate media reception at Oxford, MS, where they did demonstrations and displayed their artwork. She has won multiple awards locally, as well as in juried national shows. Her art has been accepted into the prestigious American Impressionist Society’s National Juried Exhibition and the Oil Painters of America Eastern Regional Show, as well as the Oil Painters of America Salon, Allied Artists of America Annual Exhibition, and the American Impressionist Society National Juried Small Works Show.

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An avid learner, Susan is also known for her love for teaching. Susan is a founding member of Mississippi Plein Air Painters, where she assists with organizing local and statewide paint-outs, one of which was featured on the national HGTV show, “Home Town.” She is a member of the Portrait Society of America, Oil Painters of America, American Women Artists, Allied Artists of America, and American Impressionist Society. Her work hangs among some of the most prestigious art collections. She is a highly sought after portrait artist known for her formal portraits as well as paintings that capture fleeting moments in everyday life that people want to remember. She describes her paintings as, “Memories to Hold On To.”