Susan W. Knowlton

Susan W. Knowlton

Water Color Acrylic


Susan W. Knowlton is a fine artist specializing in acrylic and watercolor paintings. Born and raised in Covington, Louisiana,  she had an early interest in art and took art lessons as a child and teen with local artists in her hometown. 

She received her B.A. in Fine Art and Elementary Education at Spring Hill College in Mobile, Alabama in 1983.  She completed course work at Louisiana State University and University of New Orleans and has taken workshops with current artists such as David Kessler, Don Andrews and Judi Betts. 

Susan’s paintings are inspired by the world around her and reflect her Southern upbringing as well as her experiences living and traveling abroad.  In addition to the time spent living in Louisiana, Texas and Florida, she has lived overseas in Venezuela, Australia and Singapore and has had the opportunity to travel extensively through Southeast Asia, Europe and South America.   Her paintings are an artistic response to the beauty in nature and the richly varied places she has called home.  Susan loves painting the Louisiana swamp with egrets as much as she enjoys painting a scene she encountered in Hanoi, Vietnam or a vineyard she walked through in Tuscany. She enjoys Plein Air painting as well as painting in her studio.

Her commissioned work hangs in many private collections and she enjoys the process of bringing a client’s ideas to life in her paintings. 

Susan and her recently retired husband, John, relocated to Gulf Breeze, Florida in late 2019 and its here that they hope to stay!  She is a member of the Pensacola Plein Air group, Pensacola Figure drawing group and Quayside Gallery and looks forward to sharing her art with her new community and beyond.