One of Suzanne’s passions is talking to students of all levels about being an Artist and sharing what she has learned since embarking on an art path so long ago. She has worn many hats: production artist (before and after graphic technology), graphic designer, cashier, typesetter, secretary, proofreader, obituary & classified ad taker, magazine and book illustrator, painter, decorative (or faux) finisher, logo designer, color consultant, author, speaker, furniture refinisher, muralist, cable television star, painting instructor, writer, grief facilitator, and mom. Some topics include: The Long, Zig Zaggy Road to Becoming an Artist, Marketability as An Artist and Art Fields, and Mural Painting in Community Spaces. For example, she has spoken to classes at Mesa Community College (“Marketing Your Art Career”), Arizona State University (“My Path as an Entrepreneur”), Kyrene de la Sierra Elementary and Sonoran Science Academy (“How to Make Murals”).
She is also available for conferences, workshops, and radio and television spots, addressing women entrepreneurs, designers and contractors in the home improvement and commercial industries, and parents and school administrators.