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Suzn Art Memorial

Suzn Fine Art

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Suzn Smith, signature name: Vagabond Studio.

It seems like whatever I paint ends up looking whimsical, as if my inner child is actually painting. I believe that what we love as children guides our journey, and is our direct connection to the divine spirit.

The Atlantic City paintings have been inspired by heartfelt memories of my carefree childhood summers. When I paint them, there is a connection that transcends paint, time and space. As a child, I was fascinated by the architecture from the early 1900s. I loved the generous woodwork, glass door knobs, button light switches and water stained wallpaper. The beach and the boardwalk fill me with inspiration as well.

Still life paintings challenge my skills as I create illusions of space and texture. They feature a cast of objects, like characters in a play that are interesting and unique for their own individual reasons. Perhaps, I like the shine or distortion of glass next to soft velvet, or the combination of patterns, or antiques paired with modern pieces. These objects speak to me somehow and I respond.

And, last but not least, I started painting the moon about 10 years ago when I opened my little shop in the forest at the Florida Renaissance Festival. The fantasy atmosphere at the festival is very free and improvisational which sparked my imagination to paint something that would fit into that genre. And, the originals glow in the dark.


Education
I have always had a passion for making art as far back as I can remember. I attended Saturday morning art classes starting at age 9. My art training continued through high school and college where I studied fine art, at Temple University and Tyler School of Art. Ultimately, I received a Bachelor of Science degree in textile design at Philadelphia College of Textiles and Science, in 1981.

Occupation
Aside from making fine art, I am also a decorative artist. Since 1990, I have been painting murals & furniture, and specializing in faux finish, wood grain, Venetian plaster, gold and silver leaf, and more. You can see pictures on Facebook at www.facebook.com/djsmitty1218 Just look for the palm tree. My facebook artist page is www.facebook.com/vagabondart. New page likes appreciated.

Art Shows & Competitions
Hortt Exhibit, Ft Lauderdale Museum of Art 1988 & 89
Society of the Four Arts, Palm Beach 1990
Hollywood Art & Music Festival 05, 06 & 07
Woodstock Art Fair - 04, 05
Greight Spaces, Art on the Boulevard - 2010
Florida Renaissance Festival from 2003 to 2017
Many other Ren fairs throughout the United States.

 

Teddy is Coming Alive by Suzn Art Memorial

 

Fairy Face by Suzn Art Memorial

 

Rainbow Abstract by Suzn Art Memorial

 

Ocean View with Sun by Suzn Art Memorial

 

Smiley Sun and Moon by Suzn Art Memorial

 

Mickey Mouse Car by Suzn Art Memorial

 

Yellow Moon on Purple by Suzn Art Memorial

 

Kitty Cloud by Suzn Art Memorial

 

Two Faces Looking by Suzn Art Memorial

 

Spider Man Side View by Suzn Art Memorial

 

Spider Man by Suzn Art Memorial

 

Ear and Nose by Suzn Art Memorial

 

Big Nose by Suzn Art Memorial

 

Elmer Fud by Suzn Art Memorial

 

Big Mouth by Suzn Art Memorial

 

Hannibal Head by Suzn Art Memorial

 

Rubik's Cube Face by Suzn Art Memorial

 

Long Haired Man by Suzn Art Memorial

 

Princess Leia by Suzn Art Memorial

 

Arnold by Suzn Art Memorial

 

President Ford by Suzn Art Memorial

 

Side Head View by Suzn Art Memorial

 

One Eye by Suzn Art Memorial

 

Eyes nose and mouth by Suzn Art Memorial

 

Face on the Planes by Suzn Art Memorial

 

Five Heads with Notes by Suzn Art Memorial

 

Five Heads by Suzn Art Memorial

 

Nose and Lips by Suzn Art Memorial

 

Bunny Face by Suzn Art Memorial

 

Structure of the Face by Suzn Art Memorial

 

Josh in Colour by Suzn Art Memorial

 

Living Room Armoir by Suzn Art Memorial

 

Purple,red,green, white by Suzn Art Memorial

 

White,yellow,blue,brown by Suzn Art Memorial

 

Grey, red, blue by Suzn Art Memorial

 

Yellow, blue, red, green by Suzn Art Memorial

 

Living Room Chair by Suzn Art Memorial

 

Hilary Elf Sketch by Suzn Art Memorial

 

Stage 2 Drawing of Suzn's Granmother's Couch by Suzn Art Memorial

 

Susan's Grandmother's Couch by Suzn Art Memorial

 

Sarah's Upholsted Couch by Suzn Art Memorial

 

Clotherly Living Room by Suzn Art Memorial

 

Elephant Man by Suzn Art Memorial

 

Abstract Love Horse by Suzn Art Memorial

 

Abstract Man Fish by Suzn Art Memorial

 

Fairy Sketch2 Unfinished by Suzn Art Memorial

 

Yoga Fairy Sketch by Suzn Art Memorial

 

Flying Fairy in Development by Suzn Art Memorial