Suzanne is an award winning painter who works in watercolor, pastels, and painted paper collage. Her ideas arise from what she sees in places where she feels most at home, whether on long walks on the beach or driving through the countryside. Her keen interest in color, shape, and texture inform her vision, and she is always on the lookout for visual elements that excite her eye and mind. Suzanne works in her studio nearly every day because "this is where I come alive" she states. She begins each day by drawing her compositional ideas, or painting papers with layers of texture or solid color, depending on what is needed. With a color idea in mind, she chooses a few papers that excite her eye, and that harmonize well together, and the search for magic begins.