Sue Kemp, sws, Tws, wFws 

Award winning American Artist


   Love of the outdoors, and the beauty therein, is what Sue Kemp imparts to her viewer through vivid watercolor images. Whether Sue is working with still life, animals or structural renderings,  there is almost always a flower, a plant, or a garden in some part of the painting.


  "Finding time to enjoy nature is so important to our everyday lives. It has a natural calming effect and I really strive to bring that feeling into the homes or workplace of my collectors", says the artist.

Nature has drawn me into its’ fold since the beginning of my artistic expression, over 30 years ago.

I see paintings everywhere I look and strive to interpret in my own unique way, in watercolor.

I find myself looking beyond what we take for granted in everyday life, as I capture the richness of color and texture, the graceful lines, or strong patterns which others may not notice.

   I look for harmony and rhythm and a sense of balance, which is important to all aspects of life. Rich pigments are applied to 100% cotton rag paper and are often allowed to mingle on the surface. Sometimes the paper is tilted to allow the paint to flow, creating subtle nuances of color. My paintings come from within, with all my life experiences adding to both their simplicity and complexity. Several images have been selected for publication. God has blessed me with the opportunity to share my vision with you, through my painting and teaching. I strive to impart this sense of self-expression to my students and encourage them to learn from me and become themselves.


  The Contemporary Austin, Art School faculty at Laguna Gloria - Watercolor Instructor

2002 until present.

  UT Informal classes in Watercolor Wildflowers, Spring and Fall workshops

  D*Lux Travel, Lead Instructor on 5 painting trips in Italy & recently to Andalucia Spain


Southwestern Watercolor Society

Texas Watercolor Society- Past President, Purple Sage Member

Western Federation of Watercolor Societies

Artists Changing Tomorrow

Other Affiliations

Waterloo Watercolor Group- Past President

Capitol Art Society- Elected member

Additional studies in art, at Louisiana Tech University and with renown artists

Elementary school teacher for 5 years          

BS, M.Ed., University of North Texas


Who's Who in American Art 2013-2018  Biography included in Marquis' 36th edition

"Wildflower Days"  official poster artist, "Texas Bluebonnets" 2007 

Lady Bird Johnson Wildflower Center, UT Austin    

  "A Night in Old San Antonio", official poster artist,  "Clown Alley", NIOSA, San Antonio Conservation Society 2007

          Fiesta Magazine, cover, April, 2007,San Antonio, TX

          San Antonio Express News, April, 2007

How to Paint Watercolor Landscapes, Quarto Publ., London 2006 

Adventure Cyclist Magazine, "Tuscany, The Hills, The Gelato" illustrations

          for article by James Hudson. 2005

The Watercolour Flower Painter's Handbook, Quarto Pub., London 2003 

American Artist-Watercolor Magazine, Summer 2003 featured artist-8 page   spread

 Splash-7, A Celebration of Light, Northlight Books 2002

  Lady Bird Johnson Wildflower Center "Wildflower Walk" logo

 A Night in Old San Antonio official poster artist, San Antonio Conservation   League, 

"NIOSA Serenade" 2001

           Fiesta Magazine, cover & San Antonio Express News 2001

Austin American Statesman, 1990-2001

American Heart Association poster, "Heartbeat of the Carribbean", 2001

Painting Great Pictures from Photographs, Rockport Publishers, 1999

Floral Inspirations, Rockport Publishers

Northlight Magazine

Texas Watercolor Society-Fifty Years of Excellence

Sick Bay, by Sharon Crandall, Astoria Productions, Ltd.  (picture book)1998

The Best of Watercolor-Painting Color, Rockport Publ. 1997

The Encyclopedia of Watercolour Landscape Techniques, Quarto Publ., London, 1996


Southwestern Watercolor Society 

SWS Signature Membership Exhibit

Texas Watercolor Society

Western Federation of Watercolor Societies

Artists Changing Tomorrow

Louisiana Watercolor Society

Watercolor Art Society-Houston

Rocky Mountain National Watercolor

Texas State University Atrium, Round Rock

Waterloo Watercolor Group

Capitol Art Society

UT Bass Concert Hall

Texas & Neighbors Art Exhibit

Artists and Craftsmen Associated

Cannon House of Representatives Rotunda

Austin State Capitol lower rotunda

and others

© 2019 by Sue Kemp  All rights reserved.

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