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Susan Rene Butler

Arlington, home studio
Painting in oils, acrylics and watercolors

Susan Butler:  Yellow Chair
Susan Butler:  Nimdacova Valley
Susan Butler: Hydrangeas

Susan Rene Butler - Watercolor, plein air landscape/oil & large abstracts/acrylic
“The joy is in the journey” is the best way to describe my career as an artist.  An avid life-long learner, I am continually learning new techniques, subject matter and media. Painting directly from nature, either in my garden or on the Chesapeake Bay makes me the happiest.  I see the landscape as an endless feast of color, shape and texture.  

Pictured above: 1.  Yellow Chair - acrylic;  2.  Nimdacova Vallery - acrylic; 3. Hydrangeas - watercolor


BFA, Fine Arts, VCU – 1969;   MBA, Business, GMU – 1984; The Art League School, Alex., VA, 1996-present.
I have studied extensively with Ross Merrill, Former Chief of Conservation, National Gallery of Art, and with many other Art League School faculty over past 14 years.
Nimrod Hall Summer Arts Program - Bath County, VA – ‘00 to ‘08 & ‘10Nimrod Hall Artists’ Show, Rich., VA (‘00, ‘01, ‘03, & ‘05)
Ellipse Gallery, Summer ‘02
The Art League (Student Show ’99,’00, ‘01)
Annapolis City Hall, ‘05 – Mid Atlantic Plein Air Painters’ Association(MAPAPA)
River Farm, ‘08 – MAPAPA Landscape Show

Volunteer and Professional Activities.

MAPAPA.org – Webmaster since ‘07
The Art League – Alex. VA- Board of Trustees –’02 to ‘05  
Arts Education Partnership (AEP) – Steering Cmte. 5 yrs.
National School Boards Association’s (NSBA) liaison - Americans for the Arts ’04 -‘08
NSBA/Kennedy Center Award – Judge since ‘05.
Contact: zanysue@comcast.net