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Oil on Canvas

Susan Haygood

About The Artist

Life's Circle


I spent the first 27 years of my life in South Dakota. A wonderful land. I went to the universities here and received my Bachelor's degree and Master's degree in Fine Art.  These years made a permanent imprint on my life. With encouragement from my parents, I went off to Phoenix, Arizona to start my career in art. It was an enormous step.  It took a couple of years to find a niche to fit into.  It was a lucky day when I landed a job as an artist with a company that sold art nationwide. The pay didn't start well. I was actually making less than I did in Sioux Falls. But it was making art. 


I worked for Phoenix Art Group for 9 years, creating art! By then, I had married and had two children. I moved on with my career and went out on my own. There were some hard times, but I continued my journey as a full time artist. After 25 years in Arizona, my yearning for open places and the land I grew up in began to pull at me. It took 5 years more before my family and I moved back to South Dakota. My husband, son and I live on an acreage in the country. We have horses again. My artwork has found new paths and returned to old ones. My work has blossomed. I can't wait to start my next painting!


Nearly the entire work I will be presenting at La Quinta Encore Celebration will be work created for this show. I have been exploring my quiet, introspective horses using limited palettes. I also have been working on a few paintings that capture moments of the relationship with the horse and rider. This will be my first time as an artist to La Quinta. I must say, I am thrilled to be here and show you my work!

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  • Nov 14, 2024, 10:00 AM – Nov 17, 2024, 4:00 PM
    La Quinta, Civic Center, La Quinta, CA 92253, USA
    November 14, 2024 – November 17, 2024 | 10:00 AM to 4:00 PM Daily La Quinta Civic Center, 78495 Calle Tampico, La Quinta, CA 92253, USA Artist Applications Open April 8 and close July 14, 2024. Register your contact details and we'll get in touch when tickets are available for sale.
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  • Feb 27, 2025, 10:00 AM – Mar 02, 2025, 5:00 PM
    La Quinta, Civic Center, La Quinta, CA 92253, USA
    February 27, 2025 – March 2, 2025 | 10:00 AM to 5:00 PM Daily La Quinta Civic Center, 78495 Calle Tampico, La Quinta, CA 92253, USA Artist Applications Open August 1 and close October 6, 2024 Register your contact details and we'll get in touch when tickets are available for sale.
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