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Carol Marine, Quang Ho, and Suzie Baker together in San Diego

After attending this event for the first time, Suzie Baker hasn’t missed a year since. See why, and learn how to get your own spot for 2019.

Suzie Baker: An Abiding Passion for Painting

I attended my first Plein Air Convention & Expo in 2014. I quickly signed up after getting into my first plein air event. What better place, I thought, to give myself a crash course in preparing for plein air events than PACE?

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On the vendor floor of the Plein Air Convention in Santa Fe with Dan Marshall, Stewart White, and Brienne Brown

I showed up ready to sponge up as much information as I could absorb and hopefully make some contacts. I came toting my portfolio of works loaded onto my iPad, my website freshened-up, plus a newly minted business card and, boy, was I glad I came prepared. Some doors opened, and I was able to mosey right through them. It is no exaggeration to say that my investment in attending PACE paid off at least tenfold! I haven’t missed a year since.

I love so much about PACE: the vibe on the vendor floor (where I’m happy to spend more money than I planned, stocking up on deals), catching up with friends who share the same abiding passion for painting as me, watching my favorite artists paint, and getting out to paint right alongside them.

I hope you will join me this year as I present on the Oil Painting Side Stage in San Francisco this April.

Painting in Monterey with Aimee Erickson and friends

Suzie Baker OPA: www.suziebaker.com

Watch a teaching moment from “Color Magic for Stronger Paintings” with Suzie Baker here:


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