Susan (Sue) Chapman (b. 1927) is one of southern Indiana’s most well-known and beloved artists. 

Sue Chapman’s painting of Harlan Hubbard

Throughout her long career, Chapman has always attempted to “get it right,” as she puts it. “Right may mean color, atmosphere, or sense of motion as these shift throughout the day and seasons.” She writes: “I have attempted to convey the tension between man and medium (thoroughbred or race car), the power of the storm, the tranquility of water, or evening. . . All have been grist for my mill.”

Harrison County Arts honored Chapman with a Lifetime Membership Award on November 18th, 2023.