Suzan has careers in commercial art, fine art, writing (articles, plays, screenplays) and making incredibly detailed statement necklaces.
I write because there are too many thoughts running around in my head. Letting them out makes me feel better. Writing according to a specific format (plays, screenplays, articles) adds logic to the process. It’s always weird wondering if something I write will be as stirring as what I paint. Previously, painting always had the upper hand. No pun intended.
On fine art
A landscape or object has to strike me viscerally. I want strong compositions. I have questions about the truck rusting in the field, an old tree with its tangle of branches…if that wood building will last another winter. I want my art to reflect these questions.
My ‘kid’ comes out to play. I have a different set of questions about charming and absurd things that I stumble across. Pictures pop into my head at three A.M. With both art and illustration, I end up painting my questions, occasionally an answer or two.
On statement necklaces
I create one-of-a-kind, hand-crafted statement necklaces from re-purposed vintage jewelry, modern elements, and various metals and beads making each signature medallion a singular work of art. Customer service and satisfaction are at the top of my list. I enjoy my creations and hope you will too.