Suzanne Gibbs works in a factory-like manner, constantly counting in her head and making repetitive moves while working. Instead of making many perfectly identical works of art she embraces her often purposeful inaccuracies. Her fluid process of making, writing, vandalizing, creating, cutting, and repeated mark-making results in work of unrestrained containment.
Her Fine Art paintings are made as an invitation to contemplation and curiosity.
Her Fun Art work found as Silly Girl Factory offerings are made to allow art to be a part of everyday life and living.
Suzanne’s work can be found online at Etsy, Artwork Archive or via her own website, Instagram, and Zazzle. To fully appreciate all that Suzanne has to offer, simply ask and she’ll be happy to have you join her for a yoga hike in the woods followed by a beer, home-made soup, and studio tour—at either one of her two locations on the forested coast of Oregon or California.
Suzanne is a certified yoga instructor and continued learning is a passion. She holds a BFA in Design from Carnegie Mellon University, a Master of Science in Communication from University of Portland and a MFA in Studio Art from Claremont Graduate University (at age 48).
I BET YOU DIDN’T KNOW…
My 3 favorite foods are coffee, popcorn and fish tacos
I’m blonde and I speak Spanish, as a child in Mexico my head was often rubbed by strangers for “buena suerte” —good luck
Hiking the Inca Trail in Peru, with a group of Wild Women, took me 4 days
I love fly-fishing and have been to Iceland and Canada with my father to fish for Salmon, I have lost count of how many fish I’ve caught and released
For a year I helped my son recover from a near fatal bicycle accident and head injury
As the family editor, I have assisted in the completion of dozens of amazing term papers in several subjects including health care, economics, human resources, and environmental studies
I myself have written and published 2 books
I’ve lived in 3 countries and in over 27 addresses in 53 years
According to my mom, at age 6 I started my first in-home art lessons for the neighborhood kids, now over a lifetime as an art teacher and artist I have guided well over 1000 students ages 2 to 82 to enjoy their personal creativity
I am a mother to 2 grown children, currently attending college in Montana and Colorado
Married to the same great guy for 25 years!
The glue that holds together my work and life is listening to intuition and following my voice—especially when the muse of art or writing whisper. I teach others to do the same.
Here is video of me talking about my MFA Thesis Show.
Suzanne Gibbs Studio maintains an inventory of completed works available for sale.
You make everyone feel so comfortable even though you are an accomplished artist, and MFA graduate (from Claremont), all pretty impressive, but you are so very kind, caring, approachable and just downright genuinely nice!!!! –Criss