Fine Art | Mixed Media
Suzanne Saul, a native of Oklahoma, spent many years sharing her love of art with students in Southern California before moving to the Bay Area. Her life has encompassed many artistic explorations. Selecting her media according to the statement she wants to convey, she may make use of anything from plastic fishing worms and materials derived from nature, such as pine needles and tree bark, or take the more traditional approach of applying acrylic paint to canvas. Her environmental concerns may drive her to comment on current social issues, many times through satire.
On the other hand, the joy of pure application of paint may lead her to abstraction. In this case, sometimes images are apparent, but the more formal concerns are with the juxtaposition of colors, lines and shapes, and the movement created throughout the composition. Starting with no preconceived idea, shapes merge, disappear, and are reborn to create a narrative resulting in a finished dance.
Some of her numerous exhibits include: Women USA, Laguna Beach Museum of Art; Global Warming, Orange County Center of Contemporary Art, Santa Ana, CA; Falkirk Annual Spring Show, San Rafael, CA; CouRAGE, Pro Arts, Oakland CA, as well as Cal Tech, where she was chosen as a featured artist. Kent Twitchell, a noted LA muralist and Daniel Foster, Executive Director of Riverside Art Museum, have both presented art awards to her.