Suzanne has been a
full-time artist since 2003, and is a creative coach with more than 30
years experience designing and producing creative
endeavors. She is
an Artist in Residence at Tri-Lakes Center for the Arts
in Palmer Lake, Colorado, and author of "All About Art,"
a bi-monthly column for the Perry Park Sentinel
(Larkspur, Colorado). Suzanne teaches artist workshops,
and coaches corporate clients to successfully transition
from a corporate livelihood to a more creative
designed and developed a line of products based on her
paintings, photographs and digital arts. The products
are marketed through various websites including
No matter what is happening in the
world, nature is the constant and I find it grounds me
when I relate my paintings to nature, even if they are
not a literal representation.
What inspires me most is the change in seasons and how
nature's palette is constantly evolving and self
renewing. My surge of energy at these transition points
energizes my work and fills me with excitement to
continue creating. My passion for travel, delight in
other cultures and exposure
live coincides with how nature
inspires my work.
find their way into my paintings.
I choose my materials to resemble
the complexity that is present in nature and to achieve
the best results for that project. By using mixed media
I can mirror that complexity. Applying modern
materials, such as acrylics, allows me to be flexible
and versatile. I also love using oils. They
ancient quality, and their saturation with earthen
elements and slow drying attributes
extend the artistic process.
People have said
that they are most
interested in my bold use of color combined with
unafraid, abstract images. I like to portray scenes
that are fun, fluid and exciting.
I consider myself an
expressionist, I want people to identify on an emotional
my paintings; in effect, being drawn into a piece that
they can relate to in a positive way.