A Visual Arts teacher of many years’ experience, my passion has always been painting.
After completing a Diploma of Art Education at the National Art School (East Sydney Tech) and Alexander Mackie College (now Uni of NSW Art and Design), graduating with Distinctions in Painting and Drawing, I exhibited through several Sydney galleries and was a finalist in many major art competitions including the Archibald, Sulman and Portia Geach Prizes, painting under my maiden name of Suzanne French-Kennedy.
My recent work emphasises the emotional, atmospheric rendering of aspects of the Australian landscape and environment. The picture plane is emphasised through a rich surface texture and layering of media, while atmosphere is created through tonal contrast and depth of colour.
I have recently held a solo show at Tortoiseshell Gallery, Elizabeth Bay, and a group show at Balmainspace, Balmain. I am currently part of a group show at the Ceramic Break Sculpture Park, Warialda.
I regularly exhibit with The Ku-ring-gai Art Society and at the Kings School Art Show, Hunters Hill Art Prize, Warringah Art Prize, Kogarah Art Prize, Combined Art Societies of Sydney Art Awards (at the Maritime Museum Darling Harbour), the Royal Easter Show and several other venues and galleries around Sydney.
*Sydney Royal Easter Show April 2019
*Ku-ring-gai Art Society Autumn Exhibition March - April 2019
*Lindfield Art Show and Fair March 15 - 17 2019
*Art in Action Exhibition, Maritime Museum, Darling Harbour. Jan 25 to 27 2019
*Ku-ring-gai Art Society Spring Exhibition. Oct 2018
* Ceramic Break Sculpture Park Warialda:
-Three Perspectives Group Exhibition together with Robyne Berling and Sylvia Davies. Through September, October and November 2018.
*Dabble in the Dust art exhibition and auction. Painting auctioned in aid of the farmers drought relief. August 31st 2018
*Lane Cove Art Exhibition August 2018
*Ku-ring-gai Art Society Awards Exhibition July 2018
*Hunters Hill Pop-Up exhibition May 2018
*Camden Art Prize May 2018
*Drummoyne Art Prize April 2018
*Sydney Royal Easter Show March 2018
*Ku-ring-gai Art Society Autumn Exhibition March 2018
*Art in the Hills March 2018
*Lindfield Art Show & Fair March 2018
*CASS Exhibition Maritime Museum Darling Harbour Jan 2018
recent exhibitions 2017
*Lyrebird Art Trail November 2017
*Ku-ring-gai Art Society Spring Exhibition October 2017
*Kings Art Show, Kings School August 2017
*Ku-ring-gai Art Society Awards Exhibition July 2017
*Balmainspace, Group Show, May 2017
*Tortoiseshell Gallery, Solo exhibition, April 2017
*Ku-ring-gai Art Society Autumn Exhibition March 2017
*Sydney Royal Easter Show March 2017
*CASS Exhibition Maritime Museum Darling Harbour Jan 2017