We are SO excited to announce that our artist, Susan Brabeau, received “Best of Show” (first place) at the North Carolina State Fair as a professional artist again. She has won “Best of Show” every year since 2009! This year, her first place award at the State Fair was for her painting, “Hydrangeas.” This is her newest piece and it will be hung on display at Logan's Trading Post in Raleigh, NC. The score card for judging the competition included quality of concept, design, creativity, and innovations.
This is the breakdown the judges used to judge each competitor:
I. Impact: effect on viewer, catches the eye and holds attention, mood and story telling techniques
II. Composition: arrangement, completeness and balance of picture elements
III. Technical Quality: sharpness, clarity, etc.
IV. Workmanship: prepared and mounted neatly and securely to meet requirement
In addition to winning awards at the state fair, Susan has also received local first-place awards in the Raleigh/Durham area in North Carolina. In 2013, she was a finalist in the “Artist's Magazine's” annual art competition with one of her still life pieces: “The Book box” which is inspired by Raleigh's historical landmarks, the beloved first train station. She also has several pieces in the permanent collection of the city of Raleigh and also at the Disney Studios.
To see more of Susan’s images, take a look at her portfolio today!
To license some of her images, contact us!