Brookside Gardens Exhibition

August 9-September 21, 2014

Our judge was Susan Herron. Here are her comments about the show.

I always feel honored to be asked to judge the work of my fellow artists. When evaluating a show where the skill of the artists is evident in every painting I look for the ones that draw me in. After keeping in mind exciting design, paint quality, and strong values, I chose to award the ones that reveal the artists’ passion and imagination.

I hope many people will get the chance to appreciate this gorgeous show in the lovely setting of Brookside Gardens.

Susan Herron

First Place
Rosa Vera—“Lotus Landscape”

Lotus Landscape

Second Place
Marilyn J LeMay Patterson—“Persimmons Plus”

Persimmons Plus

Third Place
JoAnne Ramsey—“Dutch Market”

Dutch Market

Honorable Mentions

Jaqueline Dinora—“Carnival Glass”

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Karen Norman—“Another Dimension”

Another Dimension

Jack Harding—“Hot House 5”

Hot House 5


About Susan herron

Susan Herron is a Washington, D.C. area artist who has been exhibiting for more than twenty-five years. Her award-winning paintings can be seen in numerous private and corporate collections including those of Hewlett-Packard, Hughes Network Systems, George Washington University, and the Virginia Dominion Power Company.

In addition to teaching watercolor Yellow Barn Studio & Gallery in Glen Echo, Susan is a signature member of the National Watercolor Society, Southern Watercolor Society, the Baltimore Watercolor Society, and the Potomac Valley Watercolorists and has received numerous awards in national and regional exhibitions. Her work has been featured in “Splash 5: The Glory of Color” and “The Artistic Touch 4” and “The Artistic Touch 5” by Chris Unwin.

This past year Susan’s paintings were included in shows sponsored by the Baltimore Watercolor Society, the National Society and Painters in Casein and Acrylic, and Potomac Valley Watercolorists. She was also elected an honorary life member in the Southern Watercolor Society.

Susan takes great pleasure in teaching. She has made a multitude of friends and many of her students have achieved tremendous personal and professional success. Her goal is to give the beginning students a solid foundation of skills and to give intermediate students a creative challenge and the desire for a personal artistic vision.

She enjoys experimenting with various media and feels comfortable using acrylic as well as watercolor. Her paintings are known for capturing light and mood. Recently she has experimented with layers of paint to reveal lush and complex textured surfaces.