My name is Suzanne Redmond, and I am a painter in Florida. I’ve shown and sold my artwork in galleries and at outdoor shows. I’ve also created art opportunities for artists, through my work on the Board and as President for my local arts group, the Wellington Art Society. In addition to making my own art, I have helped create and run pop-up art galleries, permanent rotating galleries, and outdoor art shows. I also assist artists with their business tasks, whether it’s managing their finances, writing their artist statements and website content, or photographing their art. Two years ago, I created The Left Brain Artist podcast. Each week, I interview artists from all over the world, so far over 120 different artists and 200 episodes, which include 50 mini episodes that help artists with their business. I’ve been a working artist for over a decade, and I’ve collaborated with artists in many capacities.
In 2018, I made a concentrated effort to establish a consistent art practice and develop my current artistic style. To that end, I completed over 150 paintings in acrylics and watercolors, of various sizes and substrates. My paintings reflect where I live in South Florida, and I am thrilled to have pieces accepted into local galleries and shows. Recently, I was a Resident Artist for the Fort Lauderdale Art and Design Week, and last year I was a finalist for a National Parks Arts Foundation Artist Residency.
My paintings reflect the beauty I’ve seen on my many hikes through the woods and wetlands where I live. I bring those memories home to interpret onto canvas, using acrylic paint and pens. I work in an abstract style, as the colors and shapes of the leaves and flowers are not a direct copy of what I’ve seen in nature. I choose colors that inspire me, and include flowers and plants that I’ve seen in my walks or my imagination. My paintings evolve as I apply more colors and marks. The narrative that I reveal becomes a memory of an outing as well as an expression of myself.