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.
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 Schultz is an artist whose work explore the themes of longing, struggle and the spiritual search for home.
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.
Most recently, Suzy has ventured into street art, taking the fine art of the studio outside, onto sides of buildings. Her murals can be seen in Atlanta, GA and St. Petersburg, FL.
Suzy lives in Atlanta, GA. Her work can be seen at Art on Broad, Augusta, GA; ARTicles Gallery in St. Petersburg, FL; Silver Fox Gallery in Hendersonville, NC; dk Gallery in Marietta, GA; ; as well as on her website at www.suzyschultz.net, and on Instagram @suzyschultz11.