I graduated with a B.S. in Biology, and in class, gained a fascination with how things work, especially plants, animals, and the human body. Afterward, I transitioned into a career developing science textbooks. As I worked on biology, botany, human physiology, genetics, nutrition, and other science books, I realized how valuable art is in teaching concepts, so I went back to school to connect my love of art and my fascination with nature. I had the great pleasure of participating in the master’s certificate program in Science Illustration at the University of California, Santa Cruz. There I met a group of wonderful instructors and artists, many of whom have gone on to do amazing things, and there I created my first paintings.
Today, I am building a collection of my own botanical and wildlife paintings, exploring the vibrancy and interplay of color and how beautiful plants, animals, people, and places are in both their simplicity and complexity. I am experimenting with different mediums and techniques to find what works best for the way I see and overlay color. I am playing with how light interacts with both color and objects. I strive to infuse all the things I have learned over the years into my artwork.
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Artwork © 2005-2014 Suzannah L. Alexander