• Featured in The Lynnhaven, Restoring a Legend published by Lynnhaven River Now
  • Pastel "Luminescent Woman" presented in Psyche and Soul by Dr. Eleanora Woloy, 2002
  • Pastel "Back Bay Snows" selected as signature poster for Back Bay Restoration Foundation, 2001
  • Pastel "Full Moon Rising" selected for Virginia Waterfront International Arts Festival poster, 2000
  • Who's Who in America, 1998. Published by Marquis
  • Who's W ho of American Women, 1997-98. Published by Marquis
  • Outstanding Teacher Award, Governor's School for the Visual & Performing Arts, University of Richmond, VA, 1990,1993,1998,1999, 2006
  • A Woman's Journey, Inaugural Exhibition, Museum of Contemporary Art (Formerly Contemporary Art Center of Virginia), Virginia Beach, VA Pastel and charcoal drawings from exhibit featured in Art Center's brochure, 1989
  • Chrysler Museum, Norfolk, VA, acquisition of pastel "Morning Sea", 1987
  • Collection of Brad Waitzer, Checkered Flag Jaguar, the Ronald McDonald House and other collections worldwide

The Art of Saving a River, Curator and Pastel Paintings,
Lynnhaven River Now, 2011

Beach Gallery, 313 Laskin Road, Virginia Beach, VA carries Suzanne's work.

Richard Stravitz Sculpture and Fine Art Gallery, 1217 Laskin Rd., Virginia Beach, Virginia also carries her work.

Far Away Places, Pembroke Four Gallery, Virginia Beach, VA., 2008
Featured Artist, Pastel Paintings

Recent Works , Solo Show, Beach Gallery, Virginia Beach, VA. 2007
Featured in Sunday Best Bets in the The Virginian Pilot

Reality Show, Peninsula Fine Arts Center, Newport News, VA.
Featured Artist, Faces, 2005, Charcoal and Pastel Drawings

Teachers' Annual Exhibit, Museum of Contemporary Art, Virginia Beach, VA, 2001 to Present

Landscape, Tidewater Community College Visual Arts Center, Portsmouth, VA, 2002
Featured Artist, Pastel Paintings

Recent Works, Ramada Plaza Resort, Virginia Beach, VA (Solo Exhibit), 1992-2000 Pastel painting featured on cover of Ramada Plaza Resort brochure

The Commonwealth Collects, Museum of Contemporary Art. Virginia Beach, VA (Group Exhibit), 1995 and 1996

To Honor the Earth, Artists at Work Gallery, Virginia Beach, VA (Solo Exhibit, Guest Artist), 1992

Reprinted from The Virginian Pilot

"The art of Suzanne Stevens combines realism with dreamlike imagery that treads a fine line between everyday presence and the unknown ... The Virginia Beach artist's paintings of shore parks and their shaded paths are vibrant with action ... Stevens is an imaginative painter who uses long flowing lines with simple, smooth surfaces that change slowly in tone and direction, inviting the viewer to explore shaded areas of dense garden green ... "Autumn" is a burst of color erupting like fire as it spreads dramatically across the canvas. -Robert Trotter

Stevens, who has long spent her summers working on location in nature, takes a mystical, romantic approach. Many of her pastel-on-paper works depict footpaths through gardens, delightfully overgrown ones with vast varieties of flowers ... Clearly, Stevens loves color, and these sorts of gardens allow her the opportunity to create fireworks at ground level. Hers is the sort of ecstatic garden that throws itself at passers-by ... Also joyous is Stevens' "Daisies at the Window," a romantic work reminiscent of the whimsical work of Russian modernist Marc Chagall. It's only a floral still life near a window, but it leaps around and dances jigs, all in a vigorous, blinding white light." -Teresa Annas

"Stevens' pastels ... are a rich group of landscapes and nature studies which are softly dramatic and strongly impressionistic ... Her sense of place has aided in the creation of a series of bright, well-planned pastels, as graphic as they are colorful... The forms and themes of nature are presented with great feeling and intense coloring ... She exercises complete control over each mood and blending of color and line." -Teresa Annas

"The Virginia Beach artist brings ... mysterious touches to otherwise familiar themes ... In "Storm's Edge" she restates that anxious time from when the dark cloud line is sighted. The imaginative "September Moon" is a single round of light set amid a tempest of line defining clouds and sea. Both works are sparked with a spontaneity which preserves freshness and appeal... By starting on black paper, Stevens establishes a mood of action and apprehension. This combination is played out to the fullest, especially in her studies of waterside creeks and the deeply introspective reflections in studies such as "The Swamp."" -Robert Trotter

"In her large one-person show ... she gracefully slips from dynamic, almost graphic, compositions with strong shapes to delicate, intuitive recollections of a softened natural environment." -Teresa Annas

Master of Arts, Painting and Drawing, Goddard College, Plainfield, VT, 1978
Bachelor of Arts, Painting and Drawing, Florida State University, Tallahassee, FL, 1968 Graduated with Honors - Painter of the Year and Draftsman of the Year, 1968

Curated Student Landscape on Location Show, Barry Robinson Fine Art Center, Virginia Beach, VA, 2006

Instructor, Museum of Contemporary Art, Virginia Beach, VA, 1979 to present

Develop curriculum, teach adults and children: Pastel, Watercolor, Oil, Charcoal, Figure Drawing, Landscape Painting, Drawing, and Creative Expression

Landscapes on Location - Student's exhibit at the Virginia Beach Center for the Arts featured on"Our Place, Our Time," television program for WHRO (Public TV), 1990

Private Instructor, Fine Art Studio, Virginia Beach, VA, 1979 to present
For lessons contact Suzanne at (757) 318-7717.