Oil Painters of America, Signature Member
American Impressionists Society, Signature Member
National Oil and Acrylic Painters Society, Signature Member
Audubon Artists Inc. NYC, Elected Member
Susan Hotard is an experienced and award winning artist who lived in New Orleans over 31 years and now lives in the Houston suburb of The Woodlands, Texas. Most recently, Susan won the Silver Medal in the OPA Virtual Salon Show and painted the portrait demo for the OPA National Show 2020. She had a cover story in American Artist magazine (2005) and earned the highest honor at The New Orleans Academy of Fine Arts. You can enjoy two of her portraits in The Encyclopedia of Oil Techniques 2017, Search Press, Jeremy Galton, Quarto Books UK.
BFA in Interior Design, Louisiana Tech University
Louisiana Tech University (Rome Campus); Rome, Italy
The New Orleans Academy of Fine Arts
Art Students League; New York City (Everett Ray Kinstler Workshops)
Since 2003, Susan has taught portrait, figure, and still life workshops in Texas and Louisiana. She enjoys the vibrancy of both the New Orleans and Houston art communities.