Susan Carlin
Portraits Paintings Figures Nature Pets


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Whistle Stop Corner Is Open!
We started off with a BANG! November 9-12, 2014, the amazing artist/art instructor Carol Marine and 18 of her students came to WSC from all over the US and Canada. We're happy to say it all went wonderfully!

February 19-22, 2015 I gave a Narrative Figure in the Interior workshop for 12 artists- my first here at WSC. We tackled huge subject matter in a small amount of time, and I'm proud of each of the artists for their bravery and their results.

I'm offering a Portrait Painting Workshop May 14-17 next... check out the details on my calendar page.

In July, Ugur is offering a Photo Editing for Painters workshop, details soon.

Imagine this:Taking a painting workshop in an arts school in what was originally a turn-of-last-century grocery store in downtown San Antonio. Imagine staying on-site in a guesthouse with a few of the other attending artists. After the workshop, painting into the evening, or exploring San Antonio's Riverwalk a 15 minute walk away. If you'd like to know more about what we're up to, check out Whistle Stop Corner.


We have closed our gallery in order to focus all our efforts where our hearts are- at Whistle Stop Corner. We loved our four years owning and managing NSG and have many new friends because of our time there.
The website still goes on- NSG - and we know we will find new ways to share our artworks with interested people.

Commissions News
I'm not accepting any commissions right now in order to help get WSC up and running. I may again in the future, but for now I have some paintings of my own in mind. It's all good.

Portrait Painting Workshop May 14-17, 2015
Whistle Stop Corner
I'd love to have you join us! More INFO HERE.

I'm Honored.

April 21, 2015 I will judge Kerrville Art Club's Artist Of The Year Exhibition and also demonstrate a painting for the group. If you're in Kerrville Tuesday, April 21, come by the beautiful Kerr Arts And Cultural Center. I'll be demo'ing at 1:00 p.m.

If you'd like to arrange a workshop with me in your town, please contact me at
For teaching and workshop 'testimonials', see below*

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*Workshop 'Testimonials':
Susan is an amazing teacher for both the beginning and advanced student. She has the gift of being able to focus on the essential needs of her student and offer specific information that is immediately applicable without being overwhelming. She explains concepts with elegant simplicity and offers critiques that are to the point and never judgmental. Her manner is enthusiastic and encouraging; it is great fun to study with her. I have learned more in less time from her than from any other teacher I have studied with. She also has invaluable personal experience and creative ideas to offer regarding the practicalities of making a living as an artist. I feel lucky to be able to study with her, and strongly recommend her as a teacher.
Tanith Korravai

Our Rockwall workshop was just awesome!! These are the things that stood out in my mind: First, Susan asked each person what we wanted to work on the most- for me it was drawing skills: a portrait that resembled the photo. Susan's point system was very helpful. She explained the importance of value scale, she gave us a card with a hole punched out, so you could compare the color you put down, to see where it would fall on the value scale, this applies to landscape, portrait, animals etc. She stressed that we learn to squint & how to do that without getting wrinkles! The time she spent with each one of us was the best I've ever had in any workshop, and I have taken many over the years. I left very inspired by Susan and her advice that I came away with, was "Commit to painting fifty small one-hour paintings rather than (1) fifty hour painting." If you are thinking about getting together with some of your art buddies, have Susan come to your town. It will be the best time ever… and the most fun!!!
Happy painting,
Linda Clare, Texas

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