Tuesday, January 10, 2017

About Suzanne

Suzanne Gibson born in Preston, England.  She moved to Torrance, California as a young child with her family, and has made the South Bay home for over 30 years.
Attended San Francisco State University and earned a Bachelor of Arts Degree in Interior Design & Housing. After graduation, Suzanne returned to the South Bay and established her Fine Art & Interior Design business. 

Inspired by the world we live in, where we live, and the people around her, especially children, she works in a variety of mediums: oil, acrylic, watercolor, mosaics, pastel, collage, sculptured papers and colored pencils.  Suzanne’s educational focus it to bring art to all students, regardless of skill, experience, or financial situation. 

Suzanne also provides instruction for Girl Scouts & Boy Scouts who are working towards Art Badges & Belt Loops.  She has been an active docent for Adventures in Art (Torrance) since 2007.

In 2013 Suzanne expanded her art instruction to Buford and Felton Elementary Schools in Lennox and has since launched the ARTGAP,  a non-profit art education program.  The outreach of the ArtGAP brings art and experiences to Dapplegray Elementary in Palos Verdes, After school Programs in San Pedro, and the Parks and Recreation Art Program in Manhattan Beach.  Art has no boundaries.

Mural installations  include: “Chicka Chicka Boom Boom” mural, St. James Catholic Pre-school, Redondo Beach.  “California Citrus”, private residence,  Los Feliz, California.  “A Whale’s Tale” and “Underwater Postcard” at a private residence in Long Beach, California.  And most recently a Mural Restoration project in West Los Angeles.

Current and Recent Art Shows:

“New Art – New Year” at the Neutra Art Gallery - 2017
Manhattan Beach Jazz Festival – 2016
Manhattan Beach – Art in the Park – 75th Anniversary Chalk Art Festival - 2016
Mother Nurture – Breastfeeding Week Show / Redondo Beach, August 2015
Hawthorne Good Neighbors Day, 2015
San Pedro Art Association, San Pedro, CA
Chamber of Commerce Show, 2014, 2015
Spring  & Summer 2014,2015
Big Bear Artwalk – July 2014, July 2015
Solo Art Show – July/August 2014 – Madrona Marsh, Torrance
ARTLIFE GALLERY, Plaza El Segundo (2011 – 2012)
Old Town Temecula – Plein Air Festival (2011).

Upcoming: “Seasons Greetings” at the Madrona Marsh – a solo show (December 2017)

Suzanne resides in the South Bay with her husband, John,
and three children, David, Alexander & Fiona.

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