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About The Artist

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Suzanne decided to become an artist at about the age of 5 and has been doing it in one form or another ever since.

Born in Pretoria, South Africa 1954, matriculated 1971 and spent the next 2 years travelling around Europe and studying art at the City of London Polytechnic. Returned to South Africa and completed a degree in fine arts at the University of Pretoria, specializing in sculpture. Graduated 1977. Held a few exhibitions and held down various jobs including waitressing, signwriting and driving cranes. Received a bursary from the Italian Embassy to study art in Perugia for 8 months. Returned to South Africa and spent 4 years in the paintshop of the Performing Arts Council of Transvaal (PACT) learning to paint and sculpt on a large scale.Left the theatre to work on movies, held exhibitions, did illustrations and met up with Lionel Levin and Partners interior designers in Johannesburg. Worked on large projects such as the Carousel, Swakopmund Casino, the Windhoek Hotel, Sandton Towers, Michelangelo Hotel, The Sheraton Pretoria, Sheraton Albania, Caesar’s Casino and Montecasino.

In 2003 left the city and moved to a farm in Harkerville near Knysna with her life partner Anna-Marie de Vos and their children Nuschka and Reid. Built a house and a studio on their piece of paradise where they grow organic vegetables and look after a menagerie of animals.Currently busy with mosaics, garden sculptures and painting.


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