About the Artist:
Several years of involvement with theater in Bend, Oregon has resulted in Suzan’s scenic painting (set and backdrops):
2nd Street Theater (Crazy About Me, Spamalot, Lapin Agile, Helen on Wheels, Sweeney Todd, and recently, Avenue Q and Laguna Beach, Ohio)
Cascades Theatrical Company (The Game’s Afoot or Holmes For The Holidays, Funny Money, Communicating Doors, Panic)
BEAT (A Child Shall Lead , The Little Mermaid)
Thoroughly Modern Productions (Wizard of Oz, Beauty and the Beast)
Suzan also specializes in painterly decor for interiors including murals, spot illustrations for children’s rooms, and faux-finished walls. She was a freelance graphics and commercial artist in los Angeles; this dovetailed with her fine art and illustration. She has twenty-five years experience in interior faux finishing and decorative painting.
Early settlers and remote frontier, abandoned trucks, aged junipers — unexpected nostalgic themes figure greatly in some of Suzan’s choice of subjects. The history and natural beauty of the states of Connecticut, California, Maine, Alaska and currently, Oregon, provide inspiration.
Suzan has exhibited work in numerous solo, group and juried shows over the last thirty years. She co-founded The Lakes and Valleys Art Guild in Lake Hughes, CA, a not-for-profit organization, serving as vice-president and president on the Board of Directors.
Past involvement with community-based art in Nome, Alaska led to several murals for public buildings. She also figured in free-lance projects for the Convention and Visitor’s Bureau, the Carrie McLain Museum and Nome Rotary. She served on the Nome Arts Council Board. She is affiliated with Taku Graphics in Juneau, AK.
Please browse through her Art Gallery!