Susan Gutting

"Where spirit does not work with the hand there is no art." Leonardo da Vinci (1452-1519)



My husband, Randall and I live in the Inland Northwest.  My daughter, painter Abigail Gutting and I are often off to an art adventure.  We have been to Yellowstone National Park, the Sierras, Wyoming, Montana, Texas, Colorado, Washington, New Mexico, the  central coast of California and other lovely places in the West.  There is never a lack of beautiful places to visit and  great folks to chat with.  Painting is a universal language, speaking to all of the beautiful creation in which we live, bringing rest to the soul.    "Art should reflect the mind of the artist and the hand of the Creator." (Randall Gutting)



Oil Painters of America Associate Member



American Academy of Art, Chicago, Illinois  1 year study

B.S.  Art Education, Northern Illinois University, Dekalb, IL

Workshop instructors:  Barbara Newton, Phil Starke, Jean Chambers, Roger Dale Brown


Shows: 2020

Bold Brush Fine Art Competition, FASO FAV15, 2/2020


Shows: 2019

235-Smaller Works Show, Frame of Reference Gallery, Whitefish, MT, 11/22, 2019

Bold Brush Fine Art Competition, FASO FAV15, 9/2019

Miniatures By the Lake, Coeur d'Alene Galleries, Coeur d'Alene, ID, 9/21/2019

Bold Brush Fine Art Competition, FASO FAV15, 7/2019

Out West Art Show, Best Western Heritage Inn, Great Falls, MT 3/20-23/2019


Shows: 2018

Bold Brush Art Competition, FASO FAV15 11/2018

12Squared Holiday Art Show &Sale, Terakedis Fine Art and Jewelry, 12/6/2018-1/15/2019.

Miniatures By the Lake, Coeur 'd Alene Galleries, Coeur'd Alene, Idaho, September 22, 2018

Bold Brush Art Competition, FASO FAV15, 6/2018

Out West Art Show; Great Falls, Montana, 314-17/2018


Shows: 2017

Small Works Great Wonders, National Cowboy and Western Heritage Museum, Oklahoma City, OK, 11/10/2017

Art of the West, High Desert Museum, Bend, Oregon, July 26-August 26, 2017

Plein Air Salon,  online show, April/May 2017

August Gala Night, Taos Art Museum at Fechin House, 826/2017

Yellowstone Art Museum Art Auction and Sale,  Billings, Montana, January-March/2017

11th Annual Artist Showcase Art Auction, Spokane Valley, Washington, 5/13/2017

Bold Brush Competition, FASO FAV15, 3/17


Shows 2016

"Small Works Great Wonders" National Cowboy and Western Heritage Museum, Oklahoma City, OK, 11/2016

23rd. Carmel Art Festival, 5/13-15/2016 Honorable Mention for "Be Still"

Yellowstone Art Museum Art Auction, 1-3/5/2016


Shows 2015

Icons of the West 2015, Dana Gallery, Missoula, Montana, 5/15-8/31; Award of Excellence Best Landscape, Southwest Art Magazine

Wallowa Festival of the Arts, Joseph, Oregon, 6/5-6/7

Art on the Green Juried Art Show, 8/2015

MAC Art Auction, Making Art Count, Museum of Arts and Culture, 11/7/2015, Davenport Hotel, Spokane WA

Bold Brush Competition, FASO FAV 15, 9/2015


Shows 2014

Museum of Arts and Culture, MAC Art Auction, 11/8/2014  Davenport Hotel, Spokane WA

Wallowa Festival of the Arts Juried Art Show, Joseph, Oregon, 5/30-6/1, 2014

Western Spirit Art Show and Sale,  Old West Museum, Cheyenne, WY 2/28/2014-4/13/2014 

Maryland Sheep and Wool Festival Poster Competition; Honorable Mention, 2nd & 4th places, cash awards


Shows 2012

San Luis Obispo Plein Air Festival 2012


Shows 2011

Planet Bronze Invitational Holiday Miniature Show Mid November through March 2012

Art on the Green 2011 Coeur d'Alene

San Luis Obispo Plein Air Festival 2011


Past Juried Shows:

Planet Bronze Invitational Holiday Miniature Show 2010

Fine Art Studio Online Bold Brush Competition-Top 15%Snake River ShowcaseLewis and Clark ExhibitionColored Pencil Society of America International ExhibitionCover Journal American Veterinary Medical Association-May 2002American Royal Art Show and Sale 2010Coeur d'Alene Art on the Green Juried Art Show 2010-Cash Award


Artist in Residence:

Juliaetta Elementary School, Idaho (one week)

Canyon Elementary School, Idaho  (one week)

         "....God loves to make detailed and beautiful things, and that act of creation is itself a sufficient reason to make them."  Dee Henderson in "Danger in the Shadows"


Recent Blog Posts

Covered In Silence
Posted on 4/15/2020 10:46:50 AM

Morning Moon
Posted on 4/13/2020 2:08:45 PM

Pink Sky
Posted on 4/9/2020 10:13:31 AM

Coastal Glow
Posted on 3/27/2020 5:06:38 PM

Beyond the Gray Horizon
Posted on 3/27/2020 5:03:01 PM

High Desert Sky
Posted on 3/21/2020 1:00:54 PM

Texas Fog
Posted on 3/16/2020 1:50:06 PM

Traveler's Night
Posted on 3/4/2020 11:19:00 AM

Up the Mountain
Posted on 2/29/2020 12:33:11 PM

Coastal Glow
Posted on 2/29/2020 12:29:50 PM

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