Susan Donahue began painting in 2009.  Her art education has been acquired through self-directed, independent study.  She began painting by following the instruction of Mark Carder and has taken workshops from Julian Merrow-Smith and Rod Weagant.


Susan works exclusively in oils.  She works in the tradition of realism and employs some of the techniques of impressionism.   She aims to maintain the abstraction of nature in her work.  She paints mostly the landscapes of the Methow Valley in Washington State, where she lives, and other locations that she visits.  She also paints still life and portraits.


Winthrop Gallery, 237 Riverside Avenue, Winthrop, WA 98862 509-996-3925


June to July 2019 — ”The Pantry: Still Lifes of Fruits and Vegetables” solo show at Confluence Gallery in Twisp, Washington (upcoming)

August to September 2018 —"Reflections on Water" show at Confluence Gallery in Twisp, Washington

June to September 2018 — Wentachee Valley Museum Juried Show.

Summer 2017 — Various paintings shown on Art Wall at Methow Valley Chamber Music Festival.

January to June 2017 — "Ten Views of Mt. Gardner"--a series of 10 oil paintings depicting Mt. Gardner, the largest mountain in the Methow Valley, exhibited at the Lost River Winery in Winthrop, Washington.

December 2015 to February 2016 — "Joe Creek near Pacific Beach, Washington, selected for the North Central Washington Juried Art Show at the Wenatchee Valley Museum.

Summer 2015 — Various paintings shown on Art Wall at Methow Valley Chamber Music Festival.

August 2015 — "Quaking Aspen on Sun Mountain in Autumn" and one painting selected for Rosalyn Art Festival, Rosalyn, Washington.

May 2015 — "Still LIve with Wasp Nest" exhibited at the Confluence Gallery in Winthrop, Washington and used as advertisement for the exhibition.

May 2015 to July 2015 — Various paintings shown at D*SIGNS Gallery in Twisp, Washington.

June to July 2014 — "Methow River near Mazama in Winter" shown at "Our River" exhibit at Confluence Gallery in Winthrop,Washington.

Winter 2013 — Various paintings shown at Winter Show at Sun Mountain Lodge, Winthrop,Washinton.

April to May 2010 — Organizer of "Carder Method Conference and Show" with various paintings shown in Birmingham, Alabama.


Kate and Chris Johnson, Winthrop, Washington

Brent and John Trumbull, Spokane, Washington

Ann Douglas, Portland, Oregon

Dian Jernigan, Birmingham, Alabama

Gabe Matisse and Jeff Barton, Birmingham, Alabama

Vicky Minto, Okanogan, Washington

Lynette Westendorf, Winthrop, Washington

Janie and Russ Young, Provo, Utah

Kathy and Michael Tuggy, Winthrop, Washington

Ncholas and Patricia Ahlfs, Winthrop, Washington