BIOGRAPHY

My studio is located near the French Quarter . Please contact me for a visit.


    THE STUDIO


  Acrylic Paintings • Fine Art

Established for over 20 years.


Check out Suzanne Saunders acrylic painting of architecture art and musicians in her New Orleans, Louisiana, artist studio. Check out Suzanne Saunders acrylic painting of architecture art and musicians in her New Orleans, Louisiana, artist studio. Check out Suzanne Saunders acrylic painting of architecture art and musicians in her New Orleans, Louisiana, artist studio.

                                             Artist Statement

My work explores the facets of how living in a deep down dirty, crazy, fun place can affect one's psyche. I use a lot of color in my work, punctuated with earth tones and blacks to set them off.   I like the juxtaposition of the contrasted palette. It is much like life. In life, there comes the melancholy with the humor, and the sweet with the bitter. Stark, poignant contrast. It creates drama and excitement right down to the story being told on the canvas.  My work is largely figurative, and in the last year or two has strayed towards nature, wildlife and the afterlife. The unknown is extremely interesting and mysterious to me, I aim to achieve mystery and wonder in my technique. The effect of acrylic washes and drips, creates a surreal, dream like environment in my work. I love painting, there is an extreme excitement that comes with the experimentation of different textures, colors, and ideas. Twenty five years so far, and I can't wait to paint the next one!

                                                Artist Bio

Studied Fine Art at the University of North Carolina. Earned a B.F.A in Painting 1993. Moved to New Orleans. Began selling paintings through shops and galleries. Group show Sheroes at Hanson Gallery. 1997. Founding owner of Art Lab Gallery 1997-1999. Magazine St. New Orleans. Solo show at The Waiting Room Gallery 2000. Two person show Big Top Gallery 2003.Painting Booth at Jazzfest 2000- 2011. Contemporary Crafts and Louisiana Marketplace. Solo show at Salon du Beau Monde Julia Street October 2010. Solo show at Big Top Gallery March 2012. Jazzfest 2012 Louisiana Marketplace.


Check out Suzanne Saunders acrylic painting of architecture art and musicians in her New Orleans, Louisiana, artist studio.

This is an example of one of my commissions.   David with his restaurant sign .  



Check out Suzanne Saunders acrylic painting of architecture art and musicians in her New Orleans, Louisiana, artist studio.

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