Suzanne Huska's Art
About Suzanne

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  Originally from the Texas Panhandle, Suzanne finished high school in Anchorage, Alaska where her family had moved in 1963. Always ready to paint or travel she choose to study art at the University of the Americas in Mexico City. Much to her surprise she would live there for 20 years. During that time, becoming an English teacher in her children’s school became her career goal. Painting would have to wait. In 1990, with her four children, she decided to move away from the huge problems of the big city to the little village of Cabo San Lucas, Baja California Sur, Mexico. Now there was time to paint and travel. Her first works were Diego Rivera style portraits of women. The many years in Mexico showed through with bright warm colors. Eight years went by and her children started their own families. Her oldest daughter moved to Santa Ynez, California, and as her visits began so did her urge to move back to the USA.
     
A resident of Santa Ynez since 1999, she enjoys painting that beautiful valley with its wonderful oaks, local barns, windmills, old schools and churches. A little extra feature in most of her oil paintings are several hidden nude ladies. Only her close friends were aware of her strange signature and for fear of offending someone, she kept it that way for several years. However, when the owner of a local gallery found out, he was very pleased and proceeded to tell everyone. Smiles appeared as he asked clients to find them and now all of her paintings include these little ladies. In her Diego Rivera style portraits they are in the folds of their clothes and hair. In her transition to landscapes, the ladies followed in several ways. First on the actual person, and then in paintings without people they appeared in the trees and later, on the horses.

Each of her paintings tell stories of good feelings and warm days with the golden yellows of the valley, the deep greens of the oaks, the ceruleans blue skies, and, of course, graced with her lovely ladies who help her landscapes make you smile.