Suzanne Smith is an experienced, versatile artist, having produced artworks in different media for most of her life, exhibiting her work in Bay of Plenty, Waikato, and Devonport galleries for the past 20 years.
Trees, tidal patterns and figures are preferred subjects, often depicted in a limited palette of acrylic. Using texture, layering, and painting negative space are favourite techniques.
Her 2008 exhibition at Art Boutique, Tauranga, explored social commentary with many paintings contain collaged text with a humorous play upon words.
Other works feature graphite drawings, fashion figures, fabric, stitching, and jewellery.
More recently she has discovered a talent for assemblage, creating quirky characters from recycled objects, her Unwanted Found Objects folk popular at The Incubator’s 2014 Antimatter exhibition and the 2017 Art of Technology exhibition
In 2015 she won 1st prize in the Upcycled Junk Category, at Environment BOP’s Sustainable Art Challenge.