Susie Williams

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Media: Watercolor 

Like the American photographer Annie Leibovitz who says that nature is so powerful and strong and capturing its essence is not easy ..."it takes you to a place within yourself", I find botanical art a quiet time for me in which I am taken to a place within myself. I enjoy the study and discovery of patterns that make each specimen unique or similar to another. I paint primarily botanical watercolors, but also work in graphite and pen and ink.I have always been drawn to detail and enjoy subtleties in color, differences and similarities in shape, and variation in line. I try to capture the lovely composition, beauty, and grace that is inherent in plants and nature while giving each subject its own particular identity. 



Indian corn

Indian corn, watercolor, 12 1/2"x21", framed, private collection

Indian Corn stalks

Indian Corn stalks, watercolor, 14"x19" framed (matching frame with Indian Corn); private collection

new life

"New Life," GLAA People's Choice Award, second place, watercolor, 18"x20" framed, private collection

red onions

red onions, watercolor, 18"x20" framed, 185.00

berries and cones

Berries and Pine Cones, botanical watercolor, 13"x18" matted, 85.00

high bush cranberry

high bush cranberry, botanical watercolor, 13"x18", private collection

yellow hibiscus

Yellow hibiscus, botanical watercolor, 11"x14" unmatted, $85.00, private collection


watercolor, botanical of two hyrdrangea stems with flowers, 11x15 unframed, 16 1/2 x 20 framed, 165.00

marguerite daisy

marguerite daisy, botanical watercolor, 7 1/2 x 14 matted, 85.00

corn flower

corn flower, botanical watercolor, 12 1/2 x 15 matted15x18 framed, 200.00

river grape

river grape, botanical watercolor, private collection


protea, botanical watercolor, 14 1/2 by 16 1/2 framed in frontal view, private collection

leaves and berries

leaves and berries, bittersweet nightshade, botanical watercolor, 8 1/2 x 12 unmatted; private collection

calla lily

botanical watercolor of calla lilies, 10 x 14 inches matted, private collection

Queen Anne's Lace, Daucus Corota

botanical painting of Queen Anne's Lace, Daucus Corota (wild carrot), 16 x 21 frammed; private collection

fowl play

watercolor of chicken feathers, 10x14 unmatted; private collection

seeds and berries

botanical watercolor of seeds and highbush cranberry, 7 1/2 x 9 1/2 matted 100.00


botanical watercolor of baby roses, 10 1/2 by 15 1/2 matted; private collection

autumn leaves

botanical watercolor of autumn leaves, watercolor, 10 1/2 x 13/1/2 unmatted; private collection

Yellow Calla Lilies

Colored Pencil drawing of yellow Calla Lilies, 16 by 20 matted, image size, 11 by 14, 85.00

Peacock Feather

watercolor of single peacock feather, framed (w) 20 1/2 x (l) 26 1/2, NFS


watercolor botanical painting of chrysanthemums; matted and framed 16 x 21 1/2, 200.00, private collection

bird's nest with feathers

water color of robin's nest with feathers, 18 x 20 inches, framed, private collection

Oak Leaves

watercolor of oak leaves and branch; 18x22 inches framed, 200.00

Robin's nest

watercolor of Robin's nest with large chicken feather, private collection

bird's nest with leaf

watercolor of Robin's nest with leaf in foreground, 18 x 20 framed, NFS, juried selection for Watercolor WI., Racine, 2014, winner of "Merchandise Award", NFS

white orchid

watercolor of phalaenopsis white orchid, 16x20 matted, private collection

chicken feathers

watercolor of chicken feathers, 16 x 20 framed, juried selection for Center for Visual Arts, 24th Annual Midwest Seasons exhibit, 2014, 300.00

pheasant feathers

watercolor of pheasant feathers surrounded by chicken feathers, 24 1/2 inches (h) x 15 3/4 inches framed, juried selection for Center for Visual Arts, 24th annual Midwest Seasons exhibit, 2014, NFS

dancing anthurium

watercolor of anthurium leaves and bloom; 11" x 14" matted; 100.00.

anthurium with 3 blooms

watercolor of anturium plant, 250.00, 15" (w)x 21"(l) unmatted, 21 1/2 " (w) x 29 1/2" (l) framed; 250.000

cones and seeds

watercolor of pine cones and seeds from jack-in-the-pulpit plant, 17 2/1" (l)x8"(w), matted, 100.00

anthurium with 4 blooms

watercolor of anthurium, 250.00; a companion piece to anthurium with 3 blooms. Same width (15") and length (21"), 29 1/2" (w) x 29 1/2" (l) framed,250.00

beet root

watercolor of beet (beta vulgaris), 12 x 20, unmatted image, 18" (w) x 26 3/4" (l), 250.00, selected for juried exhibition at Filoli, 16th Annual Botanical Art Exhibition, April 8 - June 8, 2014, 300.00.

brussel sprouts

watercolor of brussel sprouts (brassica oleracea), 11x14 matted, 16 1/4 (l) x14 1/2" (w) framed, 200.00.

chipping-swallow bird nest

watercolor of chipping-swallow bird nest in pine branch. 19 1/2" (l) x 16 1/2" (w), 22" x 19" framed, 250.00.

Sea Grape

watercolor of Sea Grape (Coccoloba uvifera); image 22" (w) x 17 1/2 " (l), matted 100.00

Tico Tico Carnations

watercolor of Dianthus Caryophyllus, Tico Tico Carnations, image 11" (w) x 14" (l), matted 100.00


watercolor of pink cylamen, 11" x 14" matted, framed, 150.00

buds to blooms, marguerites

watercolor of marguerites in life cycle/buds to blooms, 16" x 20" matted, 100.00

Painter's Palette

watercolor of Anthurium Andreanumn, "Painter's Palette," image 15" x 22", 250.00, framed

white anthurium with four blooms

watercolor of white anthurium, Painter's Palette, with four blooms, image 15" (w) x 22" (h), framed 250.00

white anthurium with three blooms

watercolor of white anthurium, Painter's Palette, with three blooms, image 15" (w) x 22" (l), 150.00 matted

magnolia blossoms

watercolor of a soulangiana magnolia, image 11" x 14 "; juried selected for Wustum mixed media exhibit, Aug. - Nov., 2014; 250.00

pink geraniums

watercolor of pink geraniums, image 11 x 14; framed, 225.00

white and pink daffodils

watercolor of three daffodils, white and white with pink center, image 7 3/4 (h) and 18 (l), matted, 100.00

pink calla lilies

watercolor of pink calla lillies; image 19 " (l), 13 1/2 " (w), 200.00; private collection

three pears

watercolor of three pears, framed, in juried Watercolor Exhibit, RAM's Wustum, Racine.

scallion and red onions

watercolor of a scallion and three small red onions, framed, in juried Watercolor WI., RAM's Wustum Art Museum

anthurium in pen and ink

anthurium in pen and ink, using stipple technique, 11 x 15 framed, 175.00

humming bird's nest

watercolor of humming bird's nest with male humming bird, image 13 " by 10 I/2 inches, 2015 Midwest Seasons Exhibit, CVA, Wausau, WI., 2015, private collection


watercolor of protea, framed, 20" x 20", 250.00.

Ring of Fire Begonia

watercolor of Rex Cultorum Begonia, "Ring of Fire", framed 17 1/2" x 15" framed, $250.00

Maple branch

watercolor of Maple branch and leaves in the fall; 11 x14 image, matted, 150.00

Protea Caffra

watercolor of dried protea, 20 x 29 framed, juried selected for MANimal-Creating Connections....the Artist's Perspective exhibit, Center for the Visual Arts, Wausau, WI., July - Sept., 2015, $250.00.

cyclamen coum

watercolor of a cyclamen, coum species. The image is 11 x 12, matted, 14 x 15, private collection

stargazer lily

pen and ink of lilium, stargazer lily; 19x21 matted, 125.00, private collection

Persian Buttercup Ranuculus

watercolor of Persian Buttercup Ranuculus, matted 13 1/4/x19, 125.00

Amaryllis bud

watercolor of a Red Lion, Amaryllis bud, matted 125.00

Crown of Thorns

watercolor of Euphoria Milii, Crown of Thorns, 16 1/2 x 24 inches framed, 250.00

Orange Ladies (papaveracea, poppies)

Watercolor of poppies (papaveraceae), 14 1/2 x 23 1/2, framed, 300.00. Juried selected for 26th Annual Midwest Seasons Exhibit, CVA, Wausau, WI., Jan. - March 2016., 300.00

Two Sunflowers

pen and ink work of two sunflowers, 16 x 20 framed, 175.00

purple petunias

watercolor of purple petunias, image 15 x 17 inches, framed 250.00.

white coneflower

watercolor of white coneflower (Eachinacea), 19x27 framed 250.00

pink anthurium

watercolor of pink anthurium, framed, 250.00

Yellow Bromeliad

botanical watercolor of a yellow bromeliad, 14 x 14 matted, 150.00

orange tulips

watercolor of three orange tulips; image size, 21 x 16; framed size 24 x 19, 300.00

tulips with bulbs

watercolor of orange tulips with bulbs; image size 19 x 16, framed size 22 x 19, 300.00, selected for the 19th Annual Botanical Art Exhibit, 2017, held at Filoli, Woodside, CA.

garden violas

watercolor of wild garden violas, 8 1/2 x 12, matted, 100.00

pink cactus

watercolor of a pink Christmas cactus,image size 14 1/2 x 7, private collection

purple iris

watercolor of a purple iris, length 18 inches, width 11 inches, framed, 200.00

yellow rose.

watercolor of a hybrid yellow rose with red under color on petals; 16 x 20, matted, 100.00

Three peacock feathers

watercolor of peacock feathers, 18 x 25 framed


watercolor of sunflowers, 15 x 20 framed, $275.00.

Canadian Maple Leaves

Watercolor of Canadian Maple Leaves, 28 1/2 x 15 3/4, NFS

Autumn Gingko

Watercolor of a Gingko branch, 16 x 24 framed, 300.00; selected for the Center for the Visual Arts exhibit, Wausaw, Sept.-Nov. 2017.

blue hydrangea

watercolor of blue hydrangea,17 1/2 x 22 framed, 300.00

Pink Geranium

watercolor of pink geranium (Martha Washington), 18 x 23 framed, 200.00, private collection

Pretty in pink.

watercolor of pink azalea, 11 x 14,framed, 200.00


watercolor of amaryllis with bulbs , matted, 100.00, private collection

single pink rose

watercolor of a pale, single pink rose, matted, 16 x 22, 100.00, private collection

orange hibiscus

watercolor of orange hibiscus, framed, 18" x 18", 300.00

orange hibiscus with bud

watercolor of orange hibiscus with bud, framed, 22" x 20", 300.00, Watercolor WI. 2017, RAMS's Museum of Fine Arts


watercolor of Stefenotis, 16x20, framed, 300.00

Education: BA, Art Education, Kansas University; MA, Reading Disabilities, Southern Methodist University; PhD, Communicative Disorders/Learning Disabilities, Northwestern University

Professional Background: Art Education teacher, Reading Specialist and Learning Disabilities Teacher (Public Schools), Reading and Learning Disabilities Professor (DePaul University)


Juried Exhibitions: RAM, Wustum Museum of Fine Arts, Racine WI. Protea, June -Aug., 2011; The Art Center, Garden Party Exhibition, Highland Park, IL. Hibiscus Lilies and Mums, June-July, 2009; 23rd Annual Midwest Seasons Exhibition, Center for the Visual Arts in Wausau, WI., Birds Nest with Feathers, Wild Carrot (Queen Anne Lace), January 11-March 9, 2013; Watercolor Wisconsin, Dec., 2013-April, 2014, RAM Wustum Museum of Fine Arts,Robins Bird Nest; received Wustum Merchandise Award;24th Annual Midwest Seasons Exhibition, Center for the Visual Arts in Wausau, WI., Chicken Feathers, Pheasant Feathers, January 14 - March 15th; 16th Annual Botanical Art Exhibition at Filoli, 2014, April 8 - June 8, Beet, Beta vulgaris, Woodside, CA.; Mixed Media Art Exhibit, Wustum, Racine, WI, Aug. - Nov., 2014, Magnolia; Watercolor Wis., 2014, Three Pears, Onions, RAM's Wustum Museum, Racine, WI. Dec. April 2015; Hummingbird nest, The Center for the Visual Arts, 2015 Midwest Season Exhibit, Wausau, WI., Jan - March 1015; MANimal-Creating Connections..the Artist's Perspective exhibit, "Protea Caffra", Center for Visual Arts, July 24th - Sept 19th, 1015, Wausau, WI.; Two Poppies, 26th Annual Midwest Seasons Exhibit, Center for Visual Arts, Wausau, WI., Jan. - March 2016; 19th Annual Botanical Art Exhibit - Filoli, "Tulips with Bulbs," August 8th - Oct. 11, 2017, Woodside, CA.; Center for the Visual Arts, ROOTS exhibit, "Autumn Ginkgo,"Sept. 26 - Nov. 11, 2017; Watercolor WI.,2017, "Hibiscus with Bulb", RAM's Wustum Museum of Fine Arts, December 10, 2017 - April 21, 2018.


Showings and Exhibitions: Geneva Lake Art Association Exhibits (GLAA; GLAF), 2008 - 2017) Art in the Park GLAA; GLAF members tent, summer 2011, 2012; 2014; 2016; 2017; Fontana Garden Club raffle prize (2010, 2011); Delevan Service League raffle prize, 2011; Geneva National gala auction, 2010; M&L Bank, Jan. 2010, 20112; Lake Geneva Library, 2009, 2012, Geneva National Member Reception, Aug., 2012, Country Fair raffle prize, Fontana, Aug., 2012; LiliPots, Nov., 2012; Friends of the Geneva Theater silent auction, Nov., 2012; Brick Street Market, Delavan, July/Aug. 2013; Lake Geneva Creperie, Nov., 2013; Brick Street Market, Delavan, 2016; First Annual Botanical Art Exhibition by Heeyoung Kim and Students, Brushwood Center, Riverwoods, IL., Dec. - Jan. 2016; 2nd Annual Botanical Art Exhibition by Heeyoung Kim and Students, Brushwood Center, Ryerson Woods, Riverwoods, IL., Jan. - Feb. 2017. Lilipots, Lake Geneva, April 2017.


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