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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.

 

Sleeping Fairy by Suzn Art Memorial

 

Fairy Self Portrait by Suzn Art Memorial

 

Invasion of the Creatures by Suzn Art Memorial

 

Cloudy Moon Girl by Suzn Art Memorial

 

Fairy sitting watching Moon by Suzn Art Memorial

 

Two Red Apples by Suzn Art Memorial

 

Purple Grapes and Pears by Suzn Art Memorial

 

Two Pretty Teacups by Suzn Art Memorial

 

Daisies growing in field of Grass by Suzn Art Memorial

 

Suzn Wins Award for Painting within a Painting by Suzn Art Memorial

 

Suzn Painting Up Close Wall Mural by Suzn Art Memorial

 

Suzn Painting Wall Mural by Suzn Art Memorial

 

Bottle of Red by Suzn Art Memorial

 

Cook of the House by Suzn Art Memorial

 

Calico Bunny by Suzn Art Memorial

 

Suzn's Place of Spiritual Rest by Suzn Art Memorial

 

Sarah Dreams by Suzn Art Memorial

 

Sea Turtle by Suzn Art Memorial

 

Flowery Paint Brush by Suzn Art Memorial

 

Mona Lisa Paint Brush by Suzn Art Memorial

 

Daisy Paint Brush by Suzn Art Memorial

 

Ladies Drinking in a Bar by Suzn Art Memorial

 

Playing Pool in the Bar by Suzn Art Memorial

 

Roller Coaster in the Woods by Suzn Art Memorial

 

Stairway to Heaven by Suzn Art Memorial

 

Yellow Flowers in bed of Rocks by Suzn Art Memorial

 

Pinky Flower by Suzn Art Memorial

 

Rocks and Palm Tree by Suzn Art Memorial

 

Elephant Oasis by Suzn Art Memorial

 

Monkey swinging in the Trees by Suzn Art Memorial

 

Unicorn Roaming the Grass and Flowers by Suzn Art Memorial

 

Butterfly Resting On Unicorn by Suzn Art Memorial

 

Fairy on Mushroom Trees by Suzn Art Memorial

 

Fantasy Castle by Suzn Art Memorial

 

Teddy's Day by Suzn Art Memorial

 

Here comes the Sun by Suzn Art Memorial

 

Silver Moon with Picnic Basket by Suzn Art Memorial

 

Fountain of Youth by Suzn Art Memorial

 

Lake with Oasis and Palm Trees by Suzn Art Memorial

 

Kitty Cat by Suzn Art Memorial

 

Fantasy Land by Suzn Art Memorial

 

Noah's Ark by Suzn Art Memorial

 

Peek a Boo behind the Tree by Suzn Art Memorial

 

Bunnies running under Trees by Suzn Art Memorial

 

Blue Cloudy Moon by Suzn Art Memorial

 

White Peacock by Suzn Art Memorial

 

Fishy in Ocean by Suzn Art Memorial

 

Flowery Teapot by Suzn Art Memorial