Suzanne is a multi faceted artist whose exquisite designs can be found on glass, wood, metal, leather, eggs, and most recently, gourds!
Whether it's hand engraving, wood burning, carving or painting, Suzanne's visual language is unique, bold, and is inspired by the natural world, and her experiences growing up in Saskatchewan.
Suzanne has studied calligraphy and hand engraving with master craftsmen in Utah and Texas, and passes her vast knowledge on to others as a teacher.
She explains her interest in working with gourds: "While teaching Pyrography, I saw a book that had hard shelled wood burned gourds.
The colours and textures completely grabbed my attention, and I knew I was in for another creative adventure!
Hard shelled gourds are one of the oldest cultivated plants. They have become my perfect canvas. Their unique shapes and surfaces beckon to be lovingly sculpted into works of art”
In addition to gourds, you may also be surprised to find Suzanne's designs on horseshoes, crystal ware, rifle stocks, hand tools and even egg shells.
TEACHING and SPEAKING
Suzanne has been a seminar instructor for the last 16 years at Lee Valley Tools Vancouver and Coquitlam in the art of Pyrography (wood burning). She has also been an instructor for private classes and small groups, at various venues. Suzanne enjoys speaking engagements and Artists Talks regarding her many artistic achievements, inspiring others to explore their own potential.
Britannia Mine Museum Earth and Fire Show 2014
Langley Studio Artists Tour 2014
Surrey Art Gallery Gift Show 2014
Surrey Art Gallery Gift Shop 2014
Fall Art Market at the Loafing Shed Glass Studio 2014
Langley Studio's Art Tour 2014
Surrey Art Gallery Artists Talk and Display (Solo) 2015
Surrey Celebration of Arts at Darts Show 2015
Langley Arts Alive 2015
Vendel Art Festivals (2 shows) 2015
West Fine Art Show 2016 & 2017
Currently, Suzanne has been focusing much of her time and talents with on-site
engraving for many special events in such prestigious fragrance departments
as Hermēs, Holt Renfrew, Sephora and Nordstroms.