Ambassador of the Week: Suzy ‘Pal’ Powell

Meet Suzy ‘Pal’ Powell, this week’s top American Watercolor Weekly Ambassador!

“Keri’s Jacks”: I set my daughter’s jacks and ball out in the sun and took several photos with the west sun shining on them. I poured this painting.

Living on the family farm in west Texas, Suzy has been painting for 30 years working in pastel, pencil, watercolor, gouache, acrylic and collage. She didn’t attend schools that taught art. Learning on her own in her backyard studio has allowed her to teach what she loves and enjoys, in Texas, New Mexico, Italy and in 2020 Poland and Italy.

“Work Day”: After going to the neighbors’ ranch and taking photos while they branded, I loved this shot of the boot in the stirrup.

Her favorite thing is keeping a daily sketchbook, and nostalgic and western art. She has won numerous awards and teaches monthly watercolor classes, workshops using watercolor, collages and sketching. She has been in 3 of the North Light Incite mixed media books, as well as the Sketchbook Magazine when it was being published.Christopher Cross, the singer, purchased one of her watercolor paintings to use on his Christmas album. She is signature members of SWS, AOT, SWA, NMWS, and WYWS. Affiliate member of AWS and NWS.

“Veteran’s Day”: I took this photo in Fredericksburg, Texas, around the fourth of July. I love to paint old trucks and flags.

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Kelly Kane
PleinAir Magazine and American Watercolor Weekly Editor-in-Chief With more than 20 years experience in art publishing, Kelly Kane has served previously as Editor-in-Chief of Watercolor Artist magazine and Content Director for The Artist’s Magazine, Drawing, Acrylic Artist, and Pastel Journal. She has interviewed many of the preeminent artists of our time and written numerous articles about painting, drawing, art education and art history. She is now the Editor-in-Chief of PleinAir Magazine and the American Watercolor Weekly newsletter. Click here to send her an email.


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