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Boise, Idaho, United States
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Artist's Bio

www.suzanneleechetwood.com
As a child, my mother allowed me to paint and draw on the walls of a spare room to my heart’s content. My parents would whitewash each exploration of art so I would always have a fresh canvas and no attachment to my previous discoveries. At the age of 12 my father taught me how to oil paint. At 15, I was offered a scholarship to attend the Pennsylvania’s Governors School of Arts for painting. During this six week program, I became a Pottery student and returned home to work with world renowned potter Jack Troy at Juniata College. Soon after, I began to attend classes at Juniata and apprentice for Jack Troy.

I continued my education at Boise State University earning a B.F.A with an emphasis in Painting and Pottery and a K-12 certified teaching degree. I then opened the “Garage Gallery,” my small art business.

For me, art comes from an ephemeral experience, such as sitting on a rock getting ready to begin a rock climb. I notice the wind feather in the grasses below and my next painting unfolds before me. Creating is my way of communicating through color, texture, line, and form. Idaho rivers and landforms carry a story and significant value to me. As an artist of the western landscape, I remember the forms of earth I visit and paint them as they resonate in my memory. The draining of snowmelt in the foothills, the way it carves the land on its way to the river, and the cultivatation of the farmland inspires my work. The colors at the close of each day define my palette.

Friday, February 21, 2014

Aslo Available....

 20" x 24" Acrylic on Canvas  "Before The Storm"  

  20" x 24" Acrylic on Canvas  "Boise Foothills"


   20" x 24" Acrylic on Canvas   "Wishing Across the River"

  20" x 24" Acrylic on Canvas  "Dreaming of Blue Skies"

Acrylic on Clay  5 1/2" x 7" x 1 3/4"    "Opening"

 Acrylic on Clay  10" x 12" 1 3/4" "Earth, Sage, Sky"


 Acrylic on Gallery Wrap Canvas  10" x 30" x 1 3/4"  "Happy Boulders"

Acrylic on Canvas  20" x 24"   "The Farm"


Acrylic on Canvas  5" x 7"   "Meditation"


 Acrylic on Canvas  20" x 24"  "Puddle Wishes"

 Acrylic on Canvas  11" x 14"  "Shoshoni Flats"
 

 Acrylic on Canvas  24" x 20"  "Sage Exhile"


 Acrylic on Clay  5" x 7"  "The Great Stacker"

   Acrylic on Clay  5" x 7"   "Tractor"


  Acrylic on MDF  9" x 12"      "Folded Hills"



  Acrylic on gallery wrap canvas  24" x 48"  "Mantra"



  Acrylic on gallery wrap canvas   18" x 36"  "Oregon Trail"


  Acrylic on gallery wrap canvas  48" x 60"  "Flight to Sawtooths"


  Acrylic on gallery wrap canvas  24" x 36"  "Coast is Clear"


  Acrylic on canvas  9" x 12"   "The Cliffs"

  Acrylic on canvas 9"x12"  "Idaho Lovers"


  Acrylic on MDF  9" x 12"    "Earth Redeeming Power"


  Acrylic on canvas board   14" x 18"  "Sage Friends"



  Acrylic on Canvas  11" x 14"   "Water Line"

Sunday, January 26, 2014

Showing at Initial Point Gallery for the Month of February

















Please Join me at the Opening Reception for "BOLD EXPRESSIONS"
Tuesday, February 4th - 4:30-7:30 p.m.
Initial Point Gallery, Meridian City Hall, 33 E Broadway Ave. Third Floor.

Art Work by Artist Sherri K. Young Stehle and myself.

I have completely new sculptural works of layers of resin in ceramics that relate to my 2D art and all new (2013-2014) paintings that explore the Expression, "The other side of the Fence" Including themes of Idaho Landscape, Barns, Farming, Sagebrush and Idaho History.
You will have plenty of space to stand in front of many beautiful works of art.

Feel free to invite friends. Hope to see you there! 

Best Wishes,
Suzanne

Show will be up for the month of February!


Monday, May 20, 2013

PUBLIC ART

 Idaho, Enduring Spirit
Ascend


These paintings are both my proposals for a public mural at the Boise Airport. I am a finalist among 2 other very talented artists and am thrilled. I love Idaho and would be honored to be selected. Public comments close today and a decision will soon be made.

Wednesday, November 28, 2012

Monday, October 8, 2012

Stephanie's Meadow