South African artist, Suzanne Metz, immigrated to Toronto in 1986. She works in a wide range of media, from charcoal, pencils, oil and soft pastels to acrylic paints on both paper and primed and raw canvas. Suzanne has a strong academic background, beginning with a Bachelor of Fine Arts honours degree from the University of Witwatersrand in Johannesburg, as well as a Diploma in Interior Design from the College of Art and Design also in Johannesburg. This background is complemented by over 30 years of practical experience, both as an art instructor and as a professional artist. Suzanne’s work has been a part of numerous juried shows, studio tours, art trade shows, solo and group exhibitions throughout the Toronto as well as in the USA and internationally. She has received numerous accolades and awards.
While Suzanne’s earlier work reflects the earthy, warm colours of her past in South Africa, more recently Suzanne has added pure colours and vibrant graffiti elements to her pieces. This new dimension has allowed Suzanne to express herself using the written word unique to graffiti art, in combination with her own personal aesthetic.