Suzie Baker

Shenandoah, Texas

"With great satisfaction and gratitude, I get to apply my life to the creation of art that brings people joy.”

Suzie Baker is an award-winning artist whose paintings are regularly on display in magazines, prestigious national shows and plein air invitationals. She serves as the President of Oil Painters of America and holds signature status in that distinguished organization as well as the American Impressionist Society, American Women Artists, and others. In addition to being a still life and portrait artist, Suzie has been painting en plein air since she was a teenager. A sought-after instructor, for her humorous and informative style, Suzie teaches through her instructional video, Color Magic, and in workshops around the nation and close to her home in the Houston area. 

Selected Publications  

Plein Air Magazine, Cover and Article April/May Issue 2020
Southwest Art, Artist Profile, May Issue, 2019
Plein Air Magazine, Artist Profile, December/January Issue, 2017/18
Fine Art Connoisseur Magazine, More Than Just Faces, May/June Issue, 2017
Southwest Art, Artist to Watch, December Issue, 2014 


OPA - Oil Painters of America, Vice President, Signature Member 

PSA - Portrait Society of America 

AIS - American Impressionist Society, Signature Member

NOAPS - National Oil and Acrylic Painters Society, Signature Member 

LPAPA - Laguna Plein Air Painters Association, Signature Member

OPS - Outdoor Painters Society, Signature Member

AWA - American Women Artists, Signature Member

CAC - Out-of-State Artist Member

Notable Awards


• Outdoor Painters Society, Plein Air Southwest, Award of Excellence
• Oil Painters of America Salon, Portraiture Award of Excellence


• Art Renewal Center Salon, Finalist
• Portrait Society of America Members Only Competition, Finalist, Commissioned Portrait and Plein Air
Second Place, Studio Division, OPA Virtual International Wet Paint Competition
Olmsted Re-imagined, Judges Award
• AIS Small Works Showcase, Best in Show Award, Wet Wall Competition
Forgotten Coast, Virtual Quick Paint, First Place


Laguna Plein Air Invitational, Plein Air Magazine Award, Ovation Award, 2019
Olmsted Plein Air, Spirit of Atlanta Award, 2019
Plein Air Salon, Top-25, 2019
Plein Air Easton, Life on the Farm Award, 2018, Artists Choice Tilghman Island Paint Out, 2019

2018 and Prior

• LPAPA Best in Plein Air, First Place, 2018
• Outdoor Painters Society, Plein Air Southwest, Best in Show and Artists Choice, 2018
• Shadows on the Teche, Best in Show, 2018
Maui Plein Air, Irvine Museum and Montage Award, 2018 - Irvine Museum Merit Award, 2019
• OPA Western Regional, Award of Excellence, 2017
2017 Tucson Desert Art Museum Exhibition, American Women Artists - Award of Excellence, 2017
Laguna Beach Plein Air Invitational - Directors Choice Award, 2017, Plein Air Magazine Award, 2016
Telluride Plein Air - First 2017, Third & Peoples Choice 2018, Third 2019, First in Quick Paint, 2016
• Art Renewal Center, Publication Award, Collection Magazine Award, 2016
• Portrait Society of America, Members Only - Outside the Box and Still Life Finalist, 2016
• Olmsted Plein Air, Renoir Best Figure in the Landscape, 2016
• Kerrville Outdoor Painting Event - Best of Show, 2015

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