Susu Knight

“My landscapes reflect a lifetime passion for the American West. I have studied its history, literature, geography and archaeology extensively and continue to discover new areas. I believe my choice of subject often reflects a quality of intimacy and particularity which is almost portrait-like.  As with portraits, my work wants to project a mood of tender and sometimes tenderly amused observation.

I am fascinated by place and the occasional out-of-place.”

Susu Knight was born in Salt Lake and completed her education at the University of Utah. She moved to Santa Fe where she taught for many years at St. John’s College. She started her art studies in 1995 and has studied in Munich and Santa Fe. She is primarily a pastelist.


She is a Signature Member of the Pastel Society of America, the Pastel Society of New Mexico and the Plein Air Painters of New Mexico. She has been in a number of juried shows sponsored by them as well as IAPS, the Zion’s Centennial, Paint the Parks and the Butler Institute of American Art.


Sip and Read Sets

Chama River Road

Arroyo Hondo Looking East

North of White Mesa

Red Pecos Green Valley

Pecos High Water

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