Suzanne is a classically trained artist working in oil on canvas, with a strong background in human anatomy. She has been fortunate enough to have over 15 years of artistic critique from Chuck Close, who has greatly influenced her work; he has given her a valuable education in color theory as well. Suzanne was born in New Jersey in 1973 and has lived in Manhattan for the past 18 plus years; her studio is currently in the MadArts Studio in Park Slope, Brooklyn. Her abstract works focus on portraiture based on individual’s fingerprints. Her background in Gemological studies has inspired her to examine the “fingerprint” of various gems and minerals and the aesthetics of their absorptive spectrums. While her realism pieces focus on capturing the personas of fish in captivity as well as a new series she is developing dealing with the abstract nature of the fishing lures used to capture those fish. She has exhibited nationally and internationally, currently with representation in Lisbon, Portugal and New York City.