Susan Edison

Susan Edison's Biography

Susan Edison, a BFA graduate from Columbus College of Art & Design in Ohio has been an illustrator for 30 years. One of her first jobs was art director of WKRC-TV(ABC) News in Cincinnati, where her court sketches appeared repeatedly on ABC Network shows like ABC World News Tonight, 20-20, and Good Morning America.   She moved to Dallas, Texas in 1981 and opened her own free-lance studio.  Over the years she has won numerous awards with the Dallas Society of Illustrators and has been invited to do speaking engagements.  She has done everything from childrens' books, gardening and cook books, advertising brochures, catalogues and ads, portraiture, collector plates, to fashion illustration. Some clients have included Macmillan, Harcourt Brace, Simon & Schuster, JCPenney, FedEX/RPS, Visa, Pier 1, TGI Fridays, World Trade Center, Mary Kay, and Neiman Marcus.  Several years ago Susan created her own line of cowgirls and western art. Painting in acrylic glazes, she moves bold color with energy in a stylized realism. Plum Sassy Cowgirls, a tribute to the spirited and tough cowgirl, have been displayed in the National Cowgirl Museum and Hall of Fame and the Montana Historical Society Magazine cover. She was also honored to be the official artist for the Women's National Finals Rodeo. Susan's cowgirls have graced the cover of Cowboys & Indians' W&E cover, as well as being written up by Western Horseman. She is the exclusive fashion illustrator for famed western designer Patricia Wolf. Most recently, Susan was commissioned as the official artist for the 2011 Road to The Horse painting.  In 1992 she and her British husband started the Diamond M Ranch & Cattle Co. It's now home to a cow/calf Angus & Brangus operation, as well as breeding working ranch Quarter Horses, standing their stud Strait Silver Badge. Susan currently works out of her log home studio along with her 5 dogs on their 2400 acre ranch.

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