“Deciding how to render a landscape or a figure, as I hold a brush in hand, is exciting and sometimes frightening. Frequently, I have no clear idea where a piece is going, just perhaps a vague plan of how it might work. Exploration and experimentation is the essence of creation. After a few strokes of the brush on a canvas things start magically happening and I am on my way!”
Suzanne French Luker is an American impressionist, sometimes incorporating her more intuitive expressionistic style and moving into abstraction. Her oil paintings are characterized by brilliant color, loosely structured brushwork and inviting compositions. Her landscapes of south Florida, as well as her figurative paintings, are lush and full of color and light. Suzanne has studying and teaching art for decades, spending much of her time in the Washington, D.C. area. She has studied with Jack Perlmutter and Jennie Lea Knight, as well as spending a year studying life drawing at the Corcoran School of Art in Washington, D.C. Suzanne loves to travel, and enjoys exploring the uniqueness of the special places she visits.
Suzanne’s work can be found in private and corporate collections across the United States. Selected Collections and Awards MNBA America Bank, Wilmington, DE Northern Virginia Community College, Woodbridge, VA C & P Telephone Co, Fairfax, VA Best of Show, Springfield Art Guild, 1984 Judges Choice Award, King Georges Art Show, VA 1986 Featured Artist, Naples Museum of Art, Annual Artist’s Studio Tour Award of Excellence, Juried Exhibition, The von Liebig Art Center