Susan Barry Productions and Snow Goose Studio

A long time resident of Nevada City, located in Northern California, Susan has been painting and teaching wet-into-wet watercolor landscape for over 35 years. Her students range from all ages, throughout California and the western United States. Her love for the wilderness lead her to establish the John Muir Mountain Day Camp for children at the John Muir National Historic Site in Martinez, California.

Plein Air painting

Plein Air painting

Susan’s Artwork

Susan’s paintings have adorned the American Embassy in Kampala, Uganda, the Christmas Tree in the White House in Washington D.C. and the Le Conte Memorial Lodge in Yosemite Valley. For the last ten years she has had the pleasure of teaching a national outing watercolor plein air program for the Sierra Club working with leader, Rick Ramos who leads the “Painting Along the Sierra” program based at the Clair Tappaan Lodge at Donner summit, California.

Teaching and Workshops

She currently teaches locally each week at Dawns Hallmark in Auburn and her Snow Goose Studio in Nevada City. Susan puts together summer mountain workshops at Donner summit and all the way down to Mammoth along the East side of the Sierras as well as Yosemite.

Plein Air Artist Retreat

In 2012, Susan established the annual Plein Air Artist Retreat for artists wanting to meet other outdoor painters. She enjoys sharing the wonderful friends and art experiences she has gained through the years and hopes more painters will experience the excitement of painting in Nature.