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Suzanne Halstead, Illustration
ABOUT THE ARTIST:
“The process of creating is life at
seining the soul to bring vision into being.”
Suzanne Halstead is an artist, author, arts educator and museum professional. She earned a BFA in Studio Arts and Art Education from Syracuse University, NY and has an MA in Education from Concordia University, IL. Her art emphasis has been in printmaking and photography along with multiple disciplines in creative teacher training for pre-K — adults.
Suzanne has taught art in public schools, colleges, galleries, studios and museums throughout her career. She has worked extensively in many cultural and museum environments as an educator and as an exhibits and program developer. She teaches a variety of art classes and also workshops on creativity and spirituality. Currently teaches through Baldwin Wallace University’s Institute of Learning in Retirement program and also at the Berea Fine Arts Club. As an educator she believes in empowering others so each may find and explore his or her own creative energies.
As an artist, Suzanne enjoys a wide variety of art mediums. Block printing, silk-screening, drawing, art journaling, mixed media, collage and papermaking to name a few. The last two decades her artistic focus has been using oil pastels to develop an automatic drawing process that invites images to the page through creamy colors, dance gestures and direct blending with fingertips. The process starts with an intention and ends with a written witness from the image that emerges.
Suzanne currently works out of her home studio in Berea, OH. Some of her work can be seen at the Berea Fine Arts Club, 323 Gallery in the Little Red Schoolhouse on Bagley Road.