Suzette is a painter and printmaker living in a lakeside community near Perth, Ontario, Canada. Her vibrant acrylic
paintings, monoprints and mixed-media works evoke the exhilaration of responding to inner and outer landscapes. Her art explores the cycles of nature – growth, decay and regeneration – through the lens of abstraction.
“Making art is the culmination of my experiences and concerns at any given moment,” she states. “Each work is something I have thought about, re-explored and lived through over time. The images and symbols are personal, stemming from my life experiences or the earth’s experiences.”
A fine arts graduate of the University of California at Berkeley, MacSkimming studied with many leading west-coast abstract expressionists. As an honours graduate student she studied printmaking with Karl Kasten. After a year traveling in Europe she moved to Canada, studying with Robert Markle and Dennis Burton at the Three Schools of Art in Toronto, and with Richard Gorman and Leonard Gherbrandt at the Ottawa School of Art.
MacSkimming has worked in residence at the Contemporary Artists’ Center in North Adams, Massachusetts, where she produced and exhibited a series of large monoprints. In 2007 fifteen works from that series were purchased by and are permanently displayed at the Sprott School of Business at Carleton University, Ottawa.
MacSkimming recently was a co-finalist in the MERA Award of Excellence in Fine Arts and Crafts. She has exhibited widely and is represented in private and business collections in Canada, the U.S. and abroad.