Suzanne received her BFA from the School of the Art Institute of Chicago before moving to Vermont in 1980. She has worked as an illustrator and printmaker since that time. Although she enjoys drawing and painting, screen printing is her preferred medium. She interprets the world around her by breaking it down into defined shapes of color, pattern and texture. Suzanne draws her inspiration from Vermont's natural beauty, using bold, saturated colors and oftentimes pairs different views and perspectives within the same piece.
EDUCATION B.F.A. School of the Art Institute of Chicago, 1974-1977
Northwestern University, Evanston, IL, 1971-1973
Freelance Illustrator, 1989-present
Illustration techniques include scratchboard, watercolor, pen and ink, colored pencil.
Clients include University of Vermont, Gardener’s Supply Co., Blue Cross Blue Shield VT, and State of Vermont.
I create several editions of screen prints each year for home and gallery sales.
Graphic Designer, 1980-1989
First Impressions Media Design, Burlington, VT.
Art Teacher, K-12, 1977-1979
North Shore Country Day School, Winnetka, IL.
HIGHLIGHTS Book Illustration:
Books in Bloom: National Gardening Association, 2014
Schoolyard Mosaics: National Gardening Association, 2002
Passport to Gardening: Chelsea Green Publishing, 1997
Illustrated and created template for the Vermont Conservation license plate (Peregrine Falcon), 1995
“A Month in the Country,” full-color calendar built around 12 of my screen prints. Susan Tobey Publications, 1989
“Vermont Country Note cards” a set of cards using 5 of my screen prints. Published by Vermont Life, 1987
I sell my screen prints primarily through home sales, group shows and the Vermont State Craft Center (Frog Hollow) Burlington, VT.
My work also hangs in a number of public buildings, corporate offices and private homes.