California born native, Suzanne D’Arcy was raised both in her parents’ suburban home and on her grandmother’s Gold Country farm. The two very different environments, urban and agriculture life have piqued her interests in a variety of painting genres, from domestic farm animals, agricultures lands, farms and ranches, small towns, kids with hot rods, building interiors, to mammoth city skylines.
“I am interested in the inherent power and rhythm of average life. The subject matter can be very ordinary; it is the magic of the place and the color, saturation, play of light and dark, textural physicality of the paint that can make paintings extraordinary. I work from life, as often as I can. The interpretation of mood, atmosphere, light plays a dominant role in making a painting sing with life. I am very interested in the living relationships between man, animal, and land.”
Suzanne has two Bachelor Degrees in Art/Art Studio from U.C.Davis and one from the Academy of Art University where she has been teaching since 2009. She has won numerous awards, is a guest lecturer for various art leagues, enjoys painting competitions and loves to travel, participating in painting workshops in Italy, Austria, Netherlands.