Teton Valley Artist/Instructor/Owner of The Local Galleria
Art created to motivate, inspire, and touch the human soul. “I have been a lover and resident of
Teton Valley Idaho for over a quarter century…….
My goal is to have the viewer experience
nature with a sense of awe….
To internalize the external with astonishment and gratitude for the miracles that surround us every day!
Teri studied art at The Arts Student League and Fashion Institute of Technology both in N.Y.C. and also holds a Bachelors degree in psychology from the University of Idaho.
Susiehyer has been drawing and painting since she was a child. “I remember drawing a pair of ceramic flamingos my mother used to keep on her dining room table when I was four years old”, she says. “I knew from that moment I would be an artist when I grew up.”
Attending art programs at Moravian College, The Baum School of Art, and the University of West Florida in the 1970’s, she continues to study and expand her repertoire and abilities. Attending the Art Students League of Denver and participating in workshops whenever she can, with artists such as Quang Ho, Kim English, Jay Moore, Ron Hicks, and Kevin Weckback. In 2001 she completed the Denver Botanical Gardens Certificate in Botanical Art and Illustration.
This award winning artist has been working professionally since 1976 and has been the recipient of a number of scholarships, grants, and awards for her work, including two international design awards. Her work has appeared in numerous galleries and national exhibitions, hangs in many private and corporate collections. She has been published in the celebrated books "Art of the National Parks: Historic Connections, Contemporary Interpretations", “Landscapes of Colorado,” She has been a featured artist in Southwest Art , Fine Art Connoisseur, Plein Air and Art of the West Magazines. Her work has also appeared on the covers of Art Life, Evergreen Living and Mountain Country Life. The "American Art Collector" and 'Best of American Art and Artist" series of books has also published her work. Susiehyer has been a National Vice President of the Women’s Caucus for Art, President of the New Orleans Chapter, and is a member of other professional organizations such as Oil Painters of America, American Impressionist Society, Plein Air Artists of Colorado, Laguna Plein Air Painters and Plein Air Painters of Hawaii. Her work is represented by a number of galleries along Colorado's Front Range and the Southwest.
She maintains a home, studio, and multiple gardens in Evergreen, CO where she lives with her husband, sometimes one or two grown children, a dog, 2 cats and numerous elk, deer, and other wildlife. She continues to push herself in new directions and challenge herself artistically, traveling to paint en plein air, and working from sketches, field studies, and photos in the studio. She teaches workshops out of her studio in Evergreen and is an invited juror for local and national exhibits.
My love for painting En Plein Air took me out of the studio and into the surroundings we enjoy in our beautiful country. Painting the Alpine splendor of our mountains and streams, or the unique beauty of the Red Rock of Zion, I am always moved each time I’m allowed to venture into it’s wonder and magical vista’s and capture these images. I have studied with Jeff Hein, Rob Adamson, and Bryce Billings. Their unique take on drafting, drawing and Plein Air landscapes, has taken me and my work to new levels afield.
Drawing from life whether it’s the figure or landscape, as an artists we will never stop learning. Jeff, Rob and Bryce are masters at their crafts and I am so incredibly blessed to have been associated with them and allowed to be a part of each of their lives.
I am currently a member of Plein Air Painters of Utah. This allows me to paint with people with the same amount of passion and love of this beautiful country we live in. We are out in a different location each month, so I will look forward to seeing you along the trail, and would hope you will stop and have a chat!
Thank you, It’s going to be a great ride.
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Linda has been a successful artist interpreting national wildlife in a fresh and exciting contemporary way for most of her life! Linda has studied Wildlife Conservation at Humboldt State University and when she is not busy with a paint brush she currently works as a Park Ranger for the U.S. National Park Service! If anyone has a first hand knowledge of our wilderness and wildlife it's Linda!
When you don't find Chuck painting you'll find him out on the river fly fishing. His work exemplifies all that is beautiful in nature!
Though born and educated in West Germany, Hubert Wackermann depicts his favorite subject matter: the North American Indian, his natural surroundings, and relevant wild life. Mr. Wackermann's depiction of the Native Americans is the result of an intimate knowledge of his subject matter through travel, study and living with different tribes through the years. Thus, the prime characteristic of his work is authenticity enhanced by detail and the constantly changing hues of nature's colors.
Hubert Wackermann was born in Solingen, West Germany, in 1945. He became interested in North American Indians at an early age, and spent numerous hours studying and researching his favorite subject in anthropological museums and libraries.
Mr. Wackermann's first study trip to North American in 1969 provided the opportunity to visit the Indians of Canada. Subsequent trips to Canada, the United States and Mexico in 1971, 1973, 1974, and 1975 provided further opportunities to more thoroughly research the Native American Indians, their culture and lifestyle.
Born in Texas, Stephen comes from a rural background, steeped in tradition and values that are familiar to the American heartland. Therefore, the subjects of his works are that of small-town America and the cultural identity that it reflects. You will see in his work images of farm and ranch settings, rural landscapes, and every day, down-to-earth ordinary folks.
"I strive for my work to be a
testimony of my spirituality. My work, not always a direct pronunciation of my Christian beliefs, are always created in essence of those beliefs. This is my muse, the reason that I am here on this planet today. I am truly grateful to create"
My extensive travels throughout the United States have given me the opportunity to immerse myself in the American landscape. My continued interest in and enjoyment of being outdoors drives the imagery of most of my paintings. I can be found hiking, fishing, exploring and always studying the play of light and shadow on the land and how I might capture its illusiveness in my work. The act of
creating brings balance to my life and allows me to enjoy the abundance of nature. The idea of translating three dimensional work onto a two dimensional surface is where the magic happens for me. The largest paintings I make look abstract but are made from memories of stored images. Sometimes I allow the power of those images to speak for themselves through color and texture. Other times I am
more interested in putting recognizable images onto canvas and that is when I head outdoors and record my impressions of what I see. The result I am aiming for is an image that says something powerful, but that is painted in the most economical way. This is probably where I feel the happiest and most challenged as an artist. To eliminate superfluous brushstrokes, making every stroke count and
My passion to create art was sparked early in life by my father's hidden skill. "I was about 5 years old when I came across a sketchbook in our home. When I looked through it I was amazed at the beauty and feeling the pencil drawings evoked! Portraits and street scenes; and I was even more amazed to find out they were my dad's drawings! I knew that I wanted to do that also." I became fascinated with all kinds of art and I believed art would be my career, so I felt free to try a lot of other things. That pattern of "other things" became my life for a long time and it began to feel like a prison keeping me from my passion. I did not have the confidence to pursue art as a career. Marriage, family, jobs, hobbies became my life, and I felt stifled. It has been a difficult process but today I am in alignment with who I really am. I am now a full time, growing, changing, fire-breathing genius artist! I love the creation process; it's always new! I do not paint like any other artist that I have seen--my style is my own and it's evolving. My favorite thing is to paint from my imagination.
I have a bachelor degree in fine arts from the University of Northern Colorado with minor in Psychology. I have studies under painters Dave Wade, Michael Lynch, and Leon Parson.
Rob has been a gifted artist all his life working in leather and then in clay. A Teton Valley resident for over 30 years his work speaks of nature at its finest.
" Team Club Mud" The Lloyds make magic in thier fully equiped ceramic studio as well as in their home life! They teach adult ceramic classes, stained glass classes, and do specialized weekend workshops!
Creating is my spice of life!!
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