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Interview With An Artist: Meet Suzanne Conner

A few weeks ago, we hosted an art show at the store featuring the work of local artists. We stole a few minutes with painter Suzanne Conner, a longtime Tallahasseean, to talk about her work, her process, and what inspires her:

How long have you been painting?

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I’ve been painting about three years. I started painting for grief therapy; it’s been part of a healing process for me. I teach classes on creativity, I go to a lot of art shows, and I do a lot of commission work. I love every minute of it.

What media do you work in?

Acrylic, usually on board. I use all kinds of finishes and gels to enhance and add texture. I paint angels, mermaids, nature, things like that.

Where do you paint?

I bought my mom’s house, and the room that I paint in is my old childhood room.

What inspires you?

I teach Sunday School to 2- and 3-year-olds and I am always inspired by the children. I’m also inspired by creation and being outside. Lately I’ve been learning a lot about trust; I quit my job in November and am now a full-time artist. At some point we just need to give it all to God and know that He is in control. And I have to give God the glory for it all.

To learn more about Suzanne and her work, visit suzanneconnerart.com or fireflyevenings.com.  To see some of her paintings in person, stop by Bedfellows, 1495 Market Street, Tallahassee, FL.