Suzanne Edmonson is a California based artist and a native of Texas. Her interest in art was sparked at an early age and she started taking art & painting lessons to unleash her creativity on canvas. Her early work was recognized and led to several art honors in high school. She continued to study art in college at the University of Texas at Arlington, where she earned a BFA, and Southern Methodist University in Dallas. Her art education and expertise led her to a professional and successful career in advertising as an Art Director where her artistic sensibilities and vision were critical to creating ad campaigns for major brands.
During her advertising career, she never abandoned her love of painting and always found time to create, finding inspiration in the art of Claes Oldenburg, Andy Warhol & Jasper Johns. Their visions of ordinary things, scenes, etc. in life were transformed into extraordinary works of art and Suzanne’s work reflects that inspiration as it looks at objects, scenes, and animals, and gives them an important statement in life, sometimes with just a whirl of whimsy. She uses bright colors, floating objects and a flight of the imagination to capture the personalities of sweet creatures in both oils and acrylics, combining visuals to create a captivating composition.
Her paintings are in private collections through sales and commissions. She currently lives in Los Angeles with her husband and three cats.
Los Angeles Art Association, Whitney Museum of American Art, California Art Club, Women Painters West, Angeles Crest Art Guild, California Art League, Los Angeles County Museum of Art, Women In Film.
Exihibitions in Juried Shows Include:
2017 - Unintended Consequences, Chaffey Community Museum of Art, Ontario, CA, Honorable Mention
2017 - The Favell Museum Art Show, Klamath Falls, OR
2017 - The Pasadena Art Show at Laemmle Playhouse 7, Pasadena, CA
2017 - Shades Of Red at Vista Chamber of Commerce Gallery, Vista, CA
2017 - Women In Art, Towns Burr Gallery, Burbank, CA
2016 – Best Friends Painted Pets, Copro Gallery, Bergamot Station, Santa Monica, CA
2016 – Las Laguna Gallery, Laguna Beach, CA
2016 - Pasadena Art Show, Group Exhibit, Laemmle Playhouse 7, Pasadena, CA
2016 – Lamperouge Gallery, The Brewery Art Complex, LA, CA, Honorable Mention
2016 – Group Exhibit, Encino Terrace Center Gallery, Encino, CA
2016 – A Moment In Time, The Historic Blinn House, Pasadena, CA
2016 – The Pasadena Art Show at Laemmle Playhouse 7, Pasadena, CA
2015 - California Art League 3rd Annual Open Exhibition, The Historic Blinn House, Pasadena, CA
2015 - The Exhibition at Creative Arts Center Gallery, Burbank, CA
2015 - Slant Gallery - Dallas, TX
2015 - The Pasadena Art Show at Laemmle’s Playhouse 7, Pasadena, CA
2015 - Winter Exhibition at Arena 1 Gallery, Santa Monica, CA
2014 - 2015 -Rural Places and Urban Spaces Exhibit in the Altadena Town & Country Club Gallery, Altadena, CA
2014 - Sacred Memories Exhibit at the El Pueblo Historical Museum, Los Angeles, CA
2014 – The Haven, Cope Studios, Glendale, CA
2014 - No Boundaries, San Fernando Valley Arts Alliance, Tarzana, CA
2012 - Designer Services Group, Culver City, CA
2011 - The Schomburg Gallery in Bergamot Station, Santa Monica, CA
2010 - Fresh Faces - 2x2 - Bath House, Dallas, TX
2009 - The McGroarty Arts Center, Tujunga, CA