a visual voice


​​​                                         Susan Watson describes her work as "Non-Objective" art, as abstracts of emotion, ideas and dreams rather than 

                                   representations or even abstracts of objects.  Working with acrylic paint and over-sized tools on large canvas,

                                   she uses the elements of texture, composition and a keen eye for color to achieve a tableau without a subject. . .

                                   at least a recognizable one.  Her objective is to connect emotionally with the viewer.  Susan has been making art

                                   all of her life.  In 2006 she studied for two years at the studio of Nina Kovacheva in Paris who encouraged her to 

                                   develop her work in this new direction.

                                   Susan's work is represented by The Beckwith Gallery in Reno, Nevada.   In 2017 she was jury selected to be the

                                   U.S. Delegate to an international artist symposium in Hammamet, Tunisia.  Her paintings hang in private collections

                                   around the world.  She lives in northern Nevada and spends a lot of time in Paris and Normandy.




Selected Solo Exhibitions

2018     The Beckwith Gallery, Reno, Nevada  Spring Dates TBA

2017     The Beckwith Gallery, Reno, Nevada
2016     Metro Gallery, Reno, NV    "No Line Around My Thoughts"
2014     The Riverside Hub, Reno, NV
2014     BWV Gallery, Reno, NV       “Instinctive Territory”
2014     Singer Social Club, Reno, NV
2009     Sierra Design Group, Incline Village, NV
2008     Teshima Gallery, Paris, France
2006     M Studio, Incline Village, NV
2003     Incline Village Art Gallery, Incline Village, NV

 Selected Juried Exhibitions
2014     Tahoe Maritime Museum, Homewood, CA

 Selected Group Exhibition

2018  Blythswood Banat Gallery, Timisoara, Romania

2018   Jimbolia,  Romania  6th Edition Stefan Jager  Art Symposium  June 10-20
2018  Sierra Arts Gallery - Reno, NV  February 10-28 - Artist Reception Thursday, February 15

2017    Hammamet, Tunisia    Ministry of Culture

2015     Sparks Heritage Museum  Sparks, NV
2015     Liberty Fine Art Gallery   Reno, NV
2015     The Lasting Dose Gallery   Reno, NV   “The Blue Project”
2014     Liberty Fine Art Gallery   Reno, NV
2014     The Generator Gallery   Sparks, NV    “The Circle Project”
2014     Art Nevada Gallery   Virginia City, NV
2014     Reno Art Works  Reno, NV   “Hot One Inch”
2013     Art Nevada Gallery   Virginia City, NV
2009     Liquid Assets   Ashland, OR
2007     Carrousel de Louvre   Paris, France
2005     Art’s Desire Gallery   Incline Village, NV

 Awards and Honors
2015      Artspot Featured Artist (February) Reno, NV
2014     “Best in Show” Tahoe Maritime Museum “Sunken Treasures”, Homewood, CA

 Media and Reviews
2015     Reno Tahoe Tonight Magazine July Issue
2015     Reno Tahoe Tonight Radio Interview

 Professional Memberships/Associations
Dusty Roads Artists – St Mary’s Art Center, Virginia City, NV