Paintings in oil by William A. Suys*, Jr., OPA

la danseuse solitaire - Oil

Artist William Suys is clearly able to capture a wide range of emotions. I’m drawn to the fantastic portraits he has done of various people -- he does not hold back when capturing sorrow or joy on a surface. Additionally, William’s work involving animals is some of the best that I’ve seen… he skillfully captures their personalities -- revealing that there is more to an animal than ‘just’ an animal. In my opinion, William is a master painter… he is also a master of conveying emotion.” 

Art critic Brian Sherwin, Editor of The Art Edge

Portraiture - Fine Art

  • Winner, Best in Show - Salon International at the International Museum of Contemporary Masters of Fine Art 2013
  • Signature member, Oil Painters of America
  • Awards Juror for 2014 Richeson75 Figure & Portrait competition. $10,000 top prize
  •  “Editor’s Choice Award” - American Art Collector Magazine, Salon International 2013
  • First Place, Jack Richeson 'Animals, Birds & Wildlife' Exhibition 2012
  • Dual Finalist - Art Renewal Center International Salon 2012/2013, Finalist 2011/2012
  • Oil Painters of America National Exhibition 2014, 2013, 2012, 2011 & 2010
  • Portrait Society of America, Certificate of Excellence** 2001, 2002
  • Included in "Today's Masters" - Fine Art Connoisseur, March/April 2013, February 2014
  • Invited Artist, Inaugural Olmstead Plein Air, 2015
  • Door County Plein Air National Invitational - Featured Artist, 2014, 2011 & 2010
  • Selected to Master Painters of The World - Galerie Pierre, France
  • American Academy of Equine Art – Shades of Blue & Gray, The Horse in the Civil War, Lexington, KY 2014
  • Southwest Art – Show Feature, November 2013
  • Oil Painters of America National Salon Show 2013
  • Richeson Still Life & Floral Exhibition-Dual Finalist 2014
  • Masters in Miniature Invitational - Trailside Gallery, Jackson Hole, WY 2013, 2014
  • American Miniatures invitational- Settler's West Gallery 2012, 2013, 2014
  • Scottsdale Salon of Fine Art - Legacy Gallery, Scottsdale, AZ 2012 & 2011
  • Richeson Animals, Birds & Wildlife competition - Triple Finalist 2012, Dual Finalist 2013
  • Arti et Amicitiae Exhibition, Amsterdam, Holland. In conjunction with Salmagundi Club, NY 2011
  • Second Place, Randy Higbee Gallery Award 6" squared 2012
  • Western Visions exhibition - Manitou Gallery 2012
  • Oil Painters of America Eastern Regional Exhibition 2012
  • Richeson International Figure/Portrait competition - Dual Finalist 2011
  • Selected for 2012 Western Masters Art Show & Sale
  • Winner, Best in Show - Quick Paint, Cedarburg Plein Air Competition: "The Briar Patch" 2010
  • People's Choice Award, Cedarburg Plein Air Competition: "Alfresco at the Anvil" 2010
  • Award Winner-6" x 6" Show, Higbee Gallery, Costa Mesa, CA 2012, 2011 & 2010
  • Invited artist, Howard/Mandville Small Works show, Seattle, WA 2014, 2013, 2012, 2011, 2010
  • Winner, Best in Show, Wauwatosa Plein Air Affair 2009
  • Honorary Artist's Chair, Open Canvas Event MIAD 2009
  • Mary Nohl Suitcase Fellowship
  • President's appointment to Salmagundi Club, NY
I believe a successful piece of art—whether subjective or abstract, painting or sculpture—takes on a life and spirit of its own. Beyond simply viewing the work, you become personally involved in it. The most successful work can be measured by its ability to compel the viewer into its environment and to touch emotions in a unique and timeless way. The best work will stay fresh and compelling forever.
 
I am committed to artistic excellence, lifelong growth, and a body of work that will stand the test of time.

To see images from the unveiling of the Carnauba Portrait at Fortaleza Hall on January 22, 2010, please click this link: http://www.facebook.com/album.php?aid=2035201&id=1177162969&l=ee5ce95ff3

 

*Pronunciation of Suys ("Size"): like "buys" or "guys"

**Current designation of award; originally designated Certificate of Merit.