Smith, Suzy F.

“The Big Chestnut” Pastel on Toned Paper, 16 x 18 inches, Signed

“The Big Chestnut” Pastel on Toned Paper, 16 x 18 inches, Signed
Picture 1 of 8

American Contemporary

Suzy F. Smith is a Kentucky Bluegrass horse farm girl now married to a cattleman and owner of sporting dogs whose painterly style of art work and studies reflect her background and daily life.

As a young child, her parents and teachers found drawing lessons and pastel sessions for her while exposing her to artists such as Degas, Rosa Bonheur, Edwin Landseer, Remington, and John Singer Sargent. In high school, Suzy enrolled in drafting classes. At the University of Kentucky, she took basic drawing. She has sought out classically trained and talented professional artists who give instruction such as Carolyn Anderson at the Wilcox Gallery in Jackson Hole, Larry Wheeler, Booth Malone, Valerie Hinz and others.

Suzy has an affinity and skill for charcoal, pastel and oil which she interlaces with an innate ability to produce work that expresses sensitivity and swing. She is known for her drawings and paintings of animals particularly dogs, hounds, cattle, horses, their jockeys and riders and for her portraits.




2006 to Present: Cross Gate Gallery of Lexington, KY ( Greg Ladd, Owner); to query art sold or available.

2014: Pastel Society of America’s Non-Member Juries Exhibit: Sept.; Gramercy Park, NY.

2014: Botanical Garden and Antique Show; Feb.; Birmingham, AL. (2015: Exhibitor Return Notification extended to Botanical Garden/Antique Show, May).

2014: Aiken Steeplechase; March; Aiken, SC.

2012: Pastel Society of America’s Non-Member Juried Exhibit; Sept.; Gramercy Park, NY.


Featured Artist: Suzy F. Smith | Elite Equestrian NOV 2015