Suzy Schultz is an artist whose work explore the themes of longing, struggle and the hope of transformation.
She writes about her work:
I am drawn to subjects that have gone through the fire - whether through hardships, doubts, failures, or just the weathering of life - and have emerged refined with beauty, dignity or resilience.
My models are members of my community, my neighbors and my friends. I paint them because they give me hope that those fires of life could produce beauty, strength and dignity in myself. Through my work I attempt to show that transformation is possible, not only in my Atlanta neighborhood, but in the community at large.
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 and dk Gallery in Marietta, GA; as well as on her website at www.suzyschultz.net, and on Instagram @suzyschultz11.