Suzy Schultz is an artist whose work explores the themes of longing, struggle and the hope of transformation.
"There is a first innocence – a beauty that is young, unmarred, untested.
There is a second innocence – one in which the beauty is a result of the scars borne from the battles of life. I am interested in this second innocence. " - Suzy Schultz
I work the surface. I sand, layer, and scar, wanting to reproduce a piece that has a patina of age, and it is out of these surfaces that figures emerge. I seek figures, faces that seem to be familiar with the tensions of life. That bear some battle scars. And yet, have victory, even if a crippled or limping one.
Suzy grew up in St. Petersburg FL, and was encouraged in her art by her artist mother, and later her boss/mentor at a missions agency. She has painted full time since 1995. Her work has won many awards, and has been shown in museums and galleries throughout the US, as well as in art books and magazines.
Suzy lives, works and teaches in Atlanta, GA