The horse paintings of Sue Johnson
We are pleased to feature the works of noted painter of horses, Sue Johnson, on our website. Sue has painted many of the horses at Windhorse Sanctuary over the years, helping to raise awareness of the work that we do here at the farm.Featured above is her painting, The Rainbow Seeker.
Why I paint the Windhorse Sanctuary horses.
I am particularly compelled to paint the horses at Windhorse Sanctuary because for me, they personify both the ability and the courage to overcome seemingly insurmountable odds in order to survive. Their fortitude has left an indelible hoof print on my heart.
– Sue Johnson
Susan C. Johnson | contact
Susan C. Johnson is a painter currently living and working in Gainesville, Florida. She was born in 1942 in Middletown, Connecticut and received her degree in Art Education from Southern Connecticut State College in New Haven. Susan has focused her attention on the horse as her primary painting interest and is motivated to capture both the indomitable spirit and grace of these animals. They have personified for her both the ability and courage to overcome what may be incredible odds in order to survive and she is compelled to tell their stories with canvas and paint. Susan has taken workshops with nationally known equine artists, Elin Pendleton and Jill Soukup as well as with regional and local Florida artists. She continues to pursue themes related to the horse and is particularly interested in how color choices and shapes define a particular animal and capture its beauty, strength and power. Susan’s work can be found in both public and private art collections. Shands Cancer Hospital at the University of Florida purchased three of her paintings for their permanent collection. She has exhibited in both local and regional shows and her work has been included in the American Academy of Equine Art Fall Online Art Show. She is a member of the Melrose Bay Art Gallery, the Gainesville Fine Arts Association, Plein Air Florida, and the Artists Alliance of North Florida.