Suzun Almquist

Suzun Almquist

I was drawn to art while living in Napa, California. There was an abundance of talent in the valley and I enjoyed, and took great interest in, the painters. However, it wasn’t until I finally retired from a demanding career that I entertained the notion of actually painting.  

I was guided to Marcy Wheeler’s studio in Walnut Creek, California. As I started my art studies and began looking for subjects and compositions to paint, my father’s early photographs of our family inspired me. I wanted my paintings to capture the same sensitivity, emotion, place and time that were expressed in his photos. I continue to study with Marcy and have taken additional classes in figure and perspective drawing through other art teachers. Besides portraitures, my interests have expanded to include painting landscapes and nature. I work on canvas and enjoy the versatility of acrylic paints.  I am a member of Bay Area Studio Artists (BASA) www.bayareastudioartists.com, Lamorinda Arts Alliance (LAA) and Arts Benicia.

Recent Art Exhibits and Gallery Shows:

2019

  • Arts Benicia Gallery, Benicia, California

The Art of Community 2019

2018

  • Orinda Books, Orinda, California

“The Herd Instinct”

Bay Area Studio Artists group exhibit

  • Lamorinda Arts Alliance at the Lindsay Dirkx Brown Gallery, San Ramon, CA

“Landscapes: Plein Air to Imaginare” – juried exhibit

  • The Town Hall of Danville at the Village Theatre Art Gallery, Danville, California

“Mix It Up” – juried exhibitArts Benicia Gallery, Benicia, California

  • Arts Benicia Gallery, Benicia, California

    The Art of Community 2018

2017

  • Lafayette Library Gallery, Lafayette, California

“Celebrating the National Park Service’s Centennial”

Bay Area Studio Artists group exhibit

  • Arts Benicia Gallery, Benicia, California

          “The Art of Community 2017

  • Martinez Library, Martinez, California

Celebrating the National Park Service’s Centennial

Bay Area Studio Artists group exhibit

  • Arts Benicia Gallery, Benicia, California

Magical Realism: Allegory, Dreams and Myth” – juried exhibit

  • Lafayette Library Gallery, Lafayette, California

“Build Your Brain”

Bay Area Studio Artists group exhibit                                         

  • Arts Benicia Gallery, Benicia, California

Gems IV” – juried exhibit

2016

  • Arts Benicia, Benicia, California

“The Art of Community 2016”

  • aRt Cottage, Concord, California

“Mark Jezierney & Students”

  • Napa Library, Napa, California

“A Moment Away”

Bay Area Studio Artists group exhibit

  • Orinda Library Art Gallery, Orinda, California

“A Different Brilliance”

Bay Area Studio Artists group exhibit

  • Orinda Books, Orinda, California

“Celebrating the National Park Service’s Centennial,”

Bay Area Studio Artists group exhibit

2015

  • Chimney Rock Winery, Napa, California

Bay Area Studio Artists group exhibit (November 2014 – June 2015)         

  • Live Worms Gallery in North Beach, San Francisco, California

“The Garden of Alacrity, 12 Artists on the Brink of Spring Equinox”

  • Lafayette Town Hall Theatre, Lafayette, CA

“Octagonal”

  • The Piedmont Center for the Arts, Piedmont, California

“Lamorinda Arts Alliance 1st Annual Exhibit”

  • Healdsburg Center for the Arts, Healdsburg, California

“Pairings: Collaborative Works” –juried exhibit

Bay Area Studio Artists collaborative piece

  • Orinda Books, Orinda, California

Bay Area Studio Artists group exhibit

  • Marilyn Citron O’Rourke Gallery in the Benicia Public Library, Benicia, California

“Light/Dark”

Bay Area Studio Artists group exhibit