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Suzanne’s artwork has received numerous awards throughout her career and has been exhibited nationwide in the United States; Ottawa; Canada; Stockholm; Sweden; and Oslo, Norway. Her work has been featured in public auditoriums in Michigan, Canada, and Fairfax County, Virginia, and exhibitions in U.S. Embassy Ottawa and U.S. Embassy Oslo. Suzanne Denion received a Bachelor of Fine Arts from Central Michigan University (CMU) and taught in the Fine Arts Department while working on a Master’s degree. 

FOOTSTEPS FROM THE PAST

focusing on everyday colonial life

Suzanne is currently working on a series of illustrations for a publication titled Footsteps from the Past. This latest series of mixed media illustrations are composed primarily of acrylic paints, collage drawing elements, and layered transparent glazes that create depth and prismatic color effects.

The first five artworks in the Footsteps series illustrate scenes from the Colonial Williamsburg historic district and depict ethereal figures from our past. The illustrations depict the spirit of the people who lived and worked during colonial times. These silent unheralded characters provide a glimpse of early colonists whose presence still lingers among the cobbled streets of Colonial Williamsburg. Many were integral parts of the fabric of society but received very little recognition during their lifetimes.

NOTEWORTHY EXPERIENCE

Suzanne’s diverse career as an artist also includes the following

Assistant Director

THE GREATER RESTON ARTS CENTER (GRACE), RESTON, VIRGINIA

The position included management and curatorial responsibilities for the GRACE gallery. She also developed and led educational art workshops in the gallery. One gallery installation workshop was featured on the Fairfax Country television network.

Course Development and Art Instruction

F & W PUBLICATIONS, CINCINATTI, OHIO

Assisted in the teaching and development of art instructional material for F & W Publications. The Artist Magazine and Northern Light Art Instruction.

Illustration

YESTERDAY’S DREAMS, UPPER MICHIGAN MEMORIES, MICHIGAN

An award winning historical account of the early settlement of Michigan’s Upper Peninsula.

Archival Photographer

COLONIAL WILLIAMSBURG FOUNDATION, WILLIAMSBURG, VIRGINIA

Archival photography of early American, 17th century manuscripts published in Williamsburg for an online archive of historical documents.

Resident Artist

WILLIAMSBURG ART GALLERY, WILLIAMSBURG, VIRGINIA

Restoration Artist

CAROUSEL ANTIQUE AND MUSEUM RESTORATIONS, ST. LOUIS, MISSOURI

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