Lakeside Artist Wins Third Place

Susan Hewitt, an artist and resident of Lakeside, California, has won the third-place award in the highly competitive April 2023 San Diego Watercolor Society (SDWS) Member’s exhibition “Blooming Thoughts”, an in-gallery show of the SDWS at 2825 Dewey Road in Liberty Station, San Diego, CA. Hewitt’s painting titled “A Revision” was selected by prominent Palm Desert artist Robin St. Louis for this honor, out of over 230 entries. St. Louis said of  the painting, “This is a fine portrait that really captures the personality of the subject. You feel like you know her just from looking at this painting. It is painted in a beautiful way, with a reflection on the glasses that captures your eye and makes it more interesting. There is lovely drawing displayed throughout and of the eyes in particular.”

Susan attended Massachusetts College of Art, worked as a professional picture framer, and served as an assistant director for Circle Gallery. She also has an MA in Education, and has taught art, among other subjects, to 5th graders for 22 years. When she retired, she became active with the San Diego Watercolor Society and taught art, did framing, and organized events. Susan loves painting people, animals, and detailed still life images. Her work is frequently exhibited at the SDWS monthly Member Shows. She is a past President of the Society. Susan’s work can often be found on her Facebook page, and she can be contacted at

The SDWS Gallery Exhibit will run through Saturday April 29, 2023 at the SDWS gallery at 2528 Dewey Road in Liberty Station. Paintings can be viewed and purchased from the gallery as well as on the SDWS website at


The San Diego Watercolor Society, a 501(C)(3) non-profit organization founded in 1965, is dedicated to expanding the appreciation of and involvement in watermedia painting through education, exhibition and promotion.  More information can be found at

“A Revision” by Susan Hewitt
Watercolor, 22 x 15″

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