Guy, Susan 1948-

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GUY, Susan 1948-


Born October 15, 1948, in Detroit, MI; daughter of Francis (a motion picture projectionist) and Margaret (a homemaker; maiden name, Siersma) Light; married Wesley Guy, October 13, 1972; children: Kimberly Slavens, Michael, Stephen. Education: Attended Wayne State University, 1966-70; independent study at the Flint Institute of Art, 1978-86; also studied with Charles Reid, Tom Lynch, and Burt Silverman. Hobbies and other interests: Singing, theatre, golfing.


Home 23 Reservoir Ln., Buffalo, WY 82834. E-mail [email protected].


Freelance artist. Exhibitions: Solo exhibitions at Art-source Gallery, Flint, MI, 1986; Cromaine Gallery, Hartland, MI, 1989; Spirits in the Wind Gallery, Golden, CO, 1996 and 2000; Cowboy Trader Gallery, Birmingham, MI, 2001; and Bradford-Brinton Museum, Big Horn, WY, 2002; included in numerous group exhibitions. Work included in the permanent collection of the Phippen Museum, Prescott, AZ.


American Academy of Women Artists (signature member).

Awards, Honors

Silver Medal, Batavia Society of Artists, 1987; Purchase Award, Five State Pastel Competition, 1989; Gold Medal for watercolor, Western Art Roundup, 2000; Gold Medal for watercolor, Phippen Museum Art Show, 2000; Southwest Art magazine Award, 2000; Gold Medal for watercolor, Phippen Museum Fine Art Show, 2001; George Phippen Foundation Award, 2001; Purchase Award, Greeley Stampede Western Art Show, 2003; People's Choice Award, Coors Western Art Exhibition and Sale, 2003.


Eugene Gagliano, C Is for Cowboy: A Wyoming Alphabet, Sleeping Bear Press (Chelsea, MI), 2003.

Gleaves and Louise Doak Whitney, B Is for Buckaroo!: A Cowboy Alphabet, Sleeping Bear Press (Chelsea, MI), 2003.


Susan Guy told SATA: "I was born and raised in Michigan, and saw Wyoming for the first time in 1991 when I traveled to Yellowstone on vacation with my husband. I fell in love with the light and color of the West, and since then have made it the subject of my paintings. I now reside in Buffalo, Wyoming, and am a signature member of the American Academy of Women Artists.

"I enjoy painting many subjects, including figures and animals. My goal with each painting is to evoke some emotion in the viewer. By creating a strong, visually exciting composition using light, shadow, and color, I hope to give the sense of sharing a stolen moment of time."

Biographical and Critical Sources


Susan Guy Home Page, (February 21, 2004).