Sebastian Art Studio Tour of 2024

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Suze Lavender

Susan "Suze" Lavender was born and raised on the south shore of Long Island, NY.  Her two loves were always Art and the Sea.  she loves to draw and paint moments to release emotions.

Although she has never been formally trained in Art, except for the odd class in a variety of different mediums, her art shows a natural talent and beauty that exhibits a deep love and the heart and soul she puts into her work.  

Since meeting and studying under Frits van Eeden in the last five years, she feels that he has opened up a window of what could be.  Suze's art now has the energy, emotion, color, and passion that she's always strived to put on canvas. 

Suze says "I have been an artist my entire life, but I have had no formal training until recently.  I knew I had so much to say and had no idea how to transfer my thoughts onto canvas.  There was a time when I viewed photographic and detailed production as the epitome of artistry.  Gratefully, that is no longer the case.  My New York upbringing is especially present in my cityscapes, and I've discovered how to communicate my ideas emotionally through textures, color choice, and subject.  I've yet to travel the world, however, my paintings have created a world for me."