Meet artist Suzy Ware at this reception held to launch the new exhibition of her watercolors, now showing at Urban Alchemy.
ARTIST BIO: IN HER OWN WORDS
Throughout most of my working life, I was always involved in something creative. I have a degree in interior design, but life took me in a different direction. My husband and I owned an arts & crafts store, Craft King, and ‘tis the Season Christmas stores where I used my creative talents doing every craft and making floral arrangements and decorated trees for the Christmas stores. I also worked for an importer as lead designer of Christmas merchandise and supervised and decorated showrooms. My life in design continued as I joined my husband in his manufacturing business creating products for manufacture and import. After several years, we received an offer we couldn’t refuse and sold that business.
Not quite ready to retire, we bought a franchise business but there was nothing creative at all in it except the marketing. I really missed making things, so I started taking watercolor classes, which I love. In 2015, I studied with Ann Winchester, Linda Strickland and Thomas Schaller in Vancouver, Canada and with Michael Holter in Ft. Worth in 2017.
My work has been exhibited at the Society of Watercolor Artists Show at the Fort Worth Community Arts Center in 2015 and 2016 and Ellis County's Art on The Square's Paint Historic Waxahachie Plein Art Exhibit in 2017. I won 1st Place in Cleburne Friends of the Cultural Arts Show in 2014 and Azel Artist of the Month for Society of Watercolor Artists in Ft. Worth in April 2015.
My creative urge has done nothing but grow, so I’m now combining my old craft skills with new found watercolor skills and sharing what I make with you. I hope you enjoy it!