Susan Hohwiesner is a realist landscape and still life artist living and working in the mountains of Southern California. Her work is executed primarily in acrylic and pastel, capturing the beauty of the natural world in detail. She is an artist who travels and pursues adventure, and outdoor expeditions to inform and inspire her work. Her landscapes are drawn from her direct interaction with the wilderness environment and she enjoys creating floral and still life works using the products of her garden and orchard. She has been creating works of art steadily since 1976.
Susan was born and raised in Long Island, New York. Demonstrating an interest in art early in life she attended the Fashion Institute of Technology in 1976 at the age of 17, choosing to study Art and Design, with an objective to pursue commercial art/illustration as a profession. After completion of the Associates in Applied Science degree, she began her professional career working in an advertising firm, tasked with creating and executing advertisements, logo designs, and professional catalogs.
She continued her education, attending City University of New York at Queens College completing a Bachelor of Arts in Fine Art and Education and subsequently taught art for two years. While teaching, she began working as a freelance mural artist, closely consulting interior design professionals to design and execute original paintings on floors and walls in residential and retail establishments.
Her family relocated to Southern California, settling in Temecula in 1991. After obtaining a teaching Credential and Masters Degree, she was an Instructor of Moderate to Severely disabled students from 1993 to 2019, and retired from teaching in May 2019. Today Susan and her husband Jack reside in Aguanga California, and spend time at their cabin in Idyllwild CA.
Susan has been a member of the 29 Palms Artists Guild, the Hemet Valley Art Association, and Idyllwild Artists Alliance. She has exhibited in the Temecula Valley Art Festival, the Idyllwild Art and WIne Walk, The Temecula Valley Balloon and Wine Festival and numerous exhibits with the 29 Palms Artists Guild. She is exhibting as a solo artist in Casa Grande AZ in January 2024.