An artist with a keen eye for color and light, Suzanne interprets nature while engaging the viewer to make connections with her paintings. As a true Maine native that grew up and lives in the State her observation skills have become intuitive between nature and painting. As a young girl Suzanne enjoyed working in charcoal and tempera paints. Winning a local art show, painting a store window, gave her impetus to continue her art. She studied art in high school and college. She studied Architectural Drafting and worked in the ﬁeld for 15 years. As a young mother of two, the demands of the world she set her art aside until one day her sister suggested that she take a class.. That was all that Suzanne needed – she found the love of drawing and painting surge to the forefront! “Thank heaven for sisters!”
Inﬂuenced by: Cezanne, Matisse, Wolf Kahn, Edward Hopper, Marsden Hartley, and Wyeth. Workshops: Robert Carston, Sherri Dunnigan, Mike Rooney, Linda Packard and Susan Toby White. Suzanne believes her art can make a difference in her community. She has donated her art to the “Bangor Children’s Museum” fundraiser for the last 4 years.
“Being able to paint outside in Maine is a treat” and I do so every chance I get,” says Suzanne,” After all, living in Maine is an artist paradise.” As a member of the “Plein air Heads” she makes a yearly trek to Mohegan Island to paint with the 20 other members, for a full week. “It is a great adventure!” For the last 7 years she has also painted with a local art group and writes a blog detailing the sessions – www.pleinairthursday.blogspot.com. She also writes a blog for herself –www.suzanne-roberts.blogspot.com.
When Suzanne is not painting, you can ﬁnd her on the golf course, or walking her Malti-Poo, Zoe.