Plein Air Suzie Black with Hartley New River Greer Ranch 4-2014Suzie Black is an artist who creates abstract-expressionist works, which effortlessly blend the world of the material with the world of the spiritual. She received her formal training at George Washington University and the Corcoran School of Art, and received advanced degrees in both Art Therapy and Art Education. Her style is creative, colorful, fun and thought-provoking.

She was born in Essex County, New Jersey, and now lives in Scottsdale, Arizona, with her husband Dave. She has two adult children, David – a lawyer, and Allie, a proud new parent of Suzie’s first grandchild.

Suzie started painting as a child. One day, unbeknownst to her mother (an interior designer and painter), Suzie stole into the family studio and, with oils and canvas at hand, she created her first work. From that moment until now, she has pursued her love of art and color. As a student and teacher alike, Suzie has created true works of art. These colorful works have been shown and sold in galleries across the US.

“What you think about you get more of. I make it my life’s work to see the glass as not just half full—but over-brimming. When I paint I endeavor to share my excitement about life. I find it creative and so beautifully colorful. I hope my paintings remind people of the unique and beautiful energy that’s inside of them. As I celebrate the robust and mysterious, I’m recharged by the whole process from creating an idea to putting the last touches on each work. My paintings are like my kids to me, and I send them out into the world to spread my smile.”

For more information, Suzie can be reached at (602) 799-3861.