Suzanne goes for walks on sandy beaches and in small coastal New England towns, searching for visual elements that excite her eye and mind. Her keen interest in color, shape, and texture in her world inform her vision. She works in her studio nearly every day because "this is where I come alive" she states. Surrounded by dozens of squeeze bottles of paints which she mixes for the exact hue and value that she wants, she often begins the day by painting papers with layers of texture or solid color, depending on what is needed. Suzanne always works in series, currently she is creating collages based on the surface of water, using ocean colors, textures, and shapes. With a color idea in mind, she chooses a few papers that excite her eye and harmonize well together, and the search for magic begins.