Born and raised in Dallas, Suzie Collins is a local professional artist who began painting at the age of 2. Suzie has a BFA from the University of Texas in Austin where she studied Studio Art. Well versed in numerous painting techniques, she is drawn to mixed media, particularly in the fluid style. Suzie describes her work as a transcendence of energy, work that reflects in-the-moment emotions through movement, color and balance. To Suzie painting is meditation, “my studio time allows me to completely clear my head and that’s why it is so addicting.”
Over the past two years,
Suzie has crafted her own abstract painting technique, sometimes using up to 10-15 types of mediums to manipulate the paint in a certain way. Suzie enjoys creating commissioned works for residential and commercial spaces while collaborating with designers and retailers. Her work has been adapted to phone cases, home décor textiles, clothing and was showcased on one of NBC’s primetime shows. Since moving back from Austin in 2007 Suzie has showcased work at Third Space Gallery, 500X Gallery, The McKinney Avenue of Contemporary Art, PURVEYOR Home in the Design District, Salon5014, Deep Ellum, The Blue Jeans Bar, The Flood Gallery, The Old State, Edges and Intersection Show, the CreativeResearch Lab and The Bomb Factory.
Suzie recently partnered with CanvasKick a division of The Odee Company and now offers stretched canvas Giclee prints as well as textured paper prints. She paints in her home art studio with her two little girls. Suzie says her work is honest, you see the layers, you see the thickness of the paint, and the vibrancy of the colors is never a mistake.