HESSTON — ­During February and March, McPherson artist Sue Godwin's show of acrylic paintings "The Views Around Us", will be on display and available for purchase at the Dyck Arboretum of the Plains at 177 West Hickory in Hesston.

All are welcome to an artist reception at the Arboretum from 1 to 3 p.m. on Feb. 24.

The paintings will stay on display in the gallery of the Arboretum's Visitor and Education Center through late March 2018. Visitors are invited to view the artwork during business hours, Monday through Friday from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. and during special events.

Sue Godwin was born and raised in Michigan, where her love of landscapes began.

She earned her Associates of Applied Science-Commercial Art degree in 1984 from Northwestern Michigan College. Over the years, Sue transitioned from being a production artist of many years, to stay-at-home-mom, to primary education assistant and para-educator.

2013 marked the fulfillment of her desire to be a full-time landscape artist. Sue is represented at Strecker Nelson West Gallery in Manhattan, Kansas, where she was recently one of the featured artists in the gallery’s Holiday 2017 show “SNW Presents”. In November and December, 2017, Sue was Guest Artist at the McPherson Public Library, with a show titled, “Sunrise, Sunset, and Time in Between”. Earlier in the year, Sue had two of her paintings selected and sold at the 2017 Symphony in the Flint Hills Art Show and Auction.

She was Guest Artist at the McPherson Arts Alliance Gallery in McPherson, for September and October 2016. In June 2016, Sue had two paintings selected and sold at the Symphony in the Flint Hills Art Show and Auction. In August 2015, she was the featured artist at Tessera Gallery, Wichita. In June 2015, Sue had a painting selected for exhibition in the 61st Annual National Society of Painters in Casein and Acrylic show, which was held at the prestigious Salmagundi Club in New York City. In addition, her work has been selected for the Wichita Arts Council Annual Juried Show in 2015 and 2014, and awarded Best of Show at Mead Street Gallery, Wichita, in 2014.

Living in Kansas the last seventeen years, Sue has a deep appreciation for the rural landscape around her, as well as varied landscapes experienced on her many travels in the U.S. and abroad.

For more information, please email arboretum@hesston.edu or call 620-327-8127.