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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.

Saturday, October 25, 2008

Boise Weekly Cover Auction


All of the Artwork on the Boise Weekly is donated by the artist. Each year the weekly has an art auction to sell all of the art (there are a lot of weeks in a year!) and this years is November 12, 2008 at the Idaho State Historical Museum. Doors open at 5pm and the Live auction is at 6pm.

I have a piece and it is a painting of the Black cliffs in the foothills. It may be and opportunity to get a piece of my work for a low price!! Hope you find a beauty to bid on!

Saturday, October 11, 2008

SOUP PARTY


8th Annual SOUP PARTY

Holiday Art Sale!!

November 30, 2008 - 4-7 pm - at Foxtrot


I am hard at work in my studio preparing for this years event. For those of you that are new to this event it began as a way for me to share my pottery with friends. The idea was that you would buy a bowl and I would fill it with some home made soup. Then it just kept growing and growing and became a way for folks to get unique Christmas gifts directly from a local artist. For the first time this event is being hosted at a business and I will be able to focus on chatting with guests about my artwork. Paintings and jewelry will also be available.


WHERE: Foxtrot Style for Living in the Linen District 1419 W. Grove Street Boise, Idaho (208) 344-0979


WHEN: November 30th, 2008 -Sunday- from 4-7 pm