Suzanne designs, creates, and hand paints one-of-a-kind studio furniture.
Neutral basecoating readies the piece for it's decorative painting which Suzanne designs in-process, combining colors, shapes and textures. She completes the process with four or more coats of clear sealer.
"I'm interested in the challenge of actively combining opposites to reveal their commonality: mixing method with madness; balancing opposing colors, shapes, textures, and fabrics; turning traditional into modern, ordinary into extraordinary."
Once, at an exhibit, a man asked me, "What kind of people buy this furniture?!" Without hesitating, I replied, "Happy people!" I've never found a better way to think of it. What might inspire me matters far less than what my furniture might inspire in you. It's still a joy to watch the faces of people as they look thoughtfully, begin to smile, then turn to me asking "did you do this?" Sometimes I have the same reaction.
A workshop in Rocky Top, my home on a 12-acre wooded hilltop near Leiper's Fork in Williamson County, Tennessee, allows me to create furniture in a beautiful natural setting filled with a multitude of birds, wild turkey, deer, and great friends.
Each piece in Compliment's collection is available in a variety of current color palettes OR in your choice of custom colors at no additional charge. Call the gallery at 1-800-248-2269 for more information on Suzanne's striking pieces.