Suzy Saunders is best known for her botanical pieces in watercolor and floral work in acrylic. She was born in Ogden, Utah in 1986. Having grown up in a large family that spent a lot of time outside in the garden, her love of the outdoors grew. Her passion for natural history was nurtured by her mother, a teacher and master gardener. Throughout her life, Suzy has always been fascinated by plants, their details, how they grow and sustain life. She was naturally drawn to science and art and the connections they share. Her interest in these subjects was cultivated during her teenage years and further developed while she earned her bachelors degree in art with a minor in botany. Her work is fueled by her passion for the natural world and the motivation to bring attention to the forms found in nature.
After completing her degree, Suzy traveled to Italy to study and returned home to further develop her portfolio. Upon her arrival, she volunteered as a docent at the UMOCA (Utah Museum of Contemporary Art).
Suzy has also trained as a teacher and has enjoyed teaching private art lessons and art classes to students of all ages. She teaches hoping to foster the same enthusiasm that she has for art in others. In college she received the Carolyn R. Nebeker Art History Scholarship and graduated Cum Laude as the Outstanding Art Student in the Department of Visual Arts. She received “Best of Show” at the Weber County Fair, and has had her work on display in the Springville Art Museum, and the Mary Elizabeth Dee Shaw Gallery.
Suzy currently lives in North Ogden with her husband and daughter and works as a freelance artist.