Suzanne was born in Christchurch in 1970 and trained at both Wellington Polytechnic and Dunedin Polytechnic .She gained Bachelor of Fine Arts from the latter in 1998
Essentially Suzanne is interested in colour – of nature in particular and especially how colours go together. Nature always has the perfect solution and it is challenging and thrilling to try to figure out how to put together the colours and shapes of nature with paint. Her paintings she regards as a series of problems that need to be solved bit by bit.
Suzanne works currently in oil paint on quite large canvases , always starting with an underpainting and working in layers from life. Her work is very seasonal and based on what is around at the time in the garden or at the florist.