Suzy ‘Pal’ Powell
Suzy Powell is a self-taught artist. Referencing various art books over the years, she explored oil, pencils/pastels, and eventually discovered her talent for watercolor. What started out as a hobby to pass the time after her children were grown in the late 80’s quickly transformed into a full-blown passion to paint. She is a signature member of several watercolor societies.
By 2010, she was creating collages out of torn magazine pages, and – after they sold – several were reproduced and exhibited nation-wide. Two years later, she started teaching sketching online, led workshops from her home studio in Plains, Texas, and was invited to be an instructor for the travel company, “Follow Your Senses to Tuscany,” in Italy. Her work has since been featured in three Incite Books, Chris Unwin’s Artistic Touch series, as well as Sketch Magazine. One of her pieces was chosen by singer, Christopher Cross, for his Christmas album.
She signs her work Suzy Pal because her husband always signed his notes and letters ‘Pal’ when they started dating and he was in the Navy. Inspired by her love of America and her husband’s military service, Suzy started painting flags and continues to this day.