'As an artist, I create custom art working with the client's environment to capture images and ideas using photographs as a point of departure. I have provided examples of my work that illustrate a range of subject and styles."

A native of Galveston, Texas, Suzanne Peterson has recently returned to her hometown to paint scenes, scents, and sounds she has loved all her life.

"Ever since I can remember, I have been an artist. I spent endless childhood hours in my 'studio' under the dining room table. I water colored on paper towels and designed with crayons in my Big Chief tablet.

 The music of adult conversations, Neapolitan arias, the attic fan, and the tingling glasses of ice sweetened tea resound in my memories of those warm, fragrant Galveston summer years when oleanders and jasmine colored my early masterpieces."

Suzanne not only dedicates herself to her own art, but as a veteran art educator she has always been dedicated to those she teaches. "I feel my major accomplishment at this stage in my career can be measured by the success my students have achieved. Through the years some have received recognition and scholarships for their artwork and some have entered art professions. But the most rewarding success has been helping young people uncover their artistic talents."

" 'He who teaches learns twice,' is a truism that certainly applies to me. My students have challenged me to explore many different media and techniques including oils, acrylics, watercolor, ink wash, charcoal, pastels, collage, monoprinting, prisma, and mixed media, which have all enriched my professional work."

Suzanne completed a BFA in art from the University of Texas and an MA of Arts and Humanities from the University of Houston at Clear Lake. She also studied abroad at the Academy of Fine Arts, Foreign Branch in Rome. Her strengths and interests lie primarily in the figure and in portraiture, architecture, and still life.



For more information, please email Suzanne jlphawk.suzanne@gmail.com

"Island Artists See The Light" – article from The Galveston Daily News




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