Suzanne Bell

Artist Bio

Suzanne Bell is a California artist-art instructor known for her inspirational teaching style and her uniquely sensual, yet contemplative encaustic paintings.Since the time Suzanne could hold a crayon, she's been exploring unique and fun ways to combine such mediums as watercolors, acrylics, mosaics and encaustics. Suzanne participated in an encaustic painting class in 2001 and fell in love with the versatility of this ancient art form. She now creates only in this magical medium. Suzanne says "Some of my favorite things about encaustics are that I get to use a blow torch; I love the hint of honey in the air and how the colorful melted wax lends itself to a playful expression."

Suzanne was born and raised in the Northern California Sierras and although, she is inspired by her beautiful surroundings her paintings truly come from within and follow a free flowing approach. She creates from her imagination starting with a color scheme, later evolving into a rhythmic motion attempting to capture a mood in time.After completing her Bachelors Degree in Psychology and an Associates Degree in Design and Marketing her focus became the education of others. Suzanne has been teaching art for over 25 years and currently offers classes at Crocker Art Museum, Sierra College and teaches a Youth Art Academy in her studio/gallery in Sacramento.Throughout her life she has developed as a professional artist having numerous collectors nationwide.