interview with master artist Susan Lyon

Recently, I had a lively discussion with master painter Susan Lyon.

Susan opened up and revealed her evolution from an insecure art student to a masterful painter! Her story is truly inspiring.

In the video below, Susan also shares her insights on getting started on Patreon. Patreon is an online membership platform that makes it easy for creatives to get paid. For creators, Patreon is a way to get paid for creating the things you’re already creating (paintings, tutorials, webcomics, videos, songs, whatever!)

Here’s a little bit more about Susan Lyon:

Susan grew up in Oak Park, Illinois. Her initial interest in art was sparked by a PBS television show on Georgia O’Keefe, that inspired her to take weekend art classes. She studied art at the American Academy of Art in Chicago and was an active participant in Chicago’s Palette and Chisel Club. Susan draws inspiration from painters of the Guilded age such as Anders Zorn, Joaquin Sorolla and John Singer Sargent. She also is passionate about artists like Philip Malavin from Russia and contemporary masters Richard Schmid and Nancy Guzik. Lyon’s technique is to paint wet on wet to start and then wet on dry for her finishing touches. She works equally in Oil and Pastel/charcoal and Mixed Media. Susan Lyon now lives in a rural area of North Carolina with her husband, artist Scott Burdick.

To read more about Susan’s accomplishments or to view her paintings, please visit her website.

I am enjoying these conversations with inspiring, successful artists and other creative entrepreneurs and I hope you find them interesting and helpful too.