hELLO! I’m suzanne




One often hears – life is short – and yet we put off the joy of creative fulfilment. Until when? A life-threatening illness can bring things into sharp focus!

During my journey through cancer in 2011, two things became very clear. 

Firstly, I yearned for a space to be; a space where I felt gently held; a space that invited my brow to soften, shoulders and belly to release their tension and simply be with myself in a kind way. My anxious mind settled and meditation became easier.

And I made a different kind of art. Intuitive, calming and meditative, anxiety eased away completely as the afternoons during those weeks of treatment passed in creative flow. 

Inspired about the power of my creative practice, I delved deeply into creativity research. Along with my experience as an artist and university painting teacher, over the next few years I devised, tested and refined a new framework for both nurturing creativity and guiding art-making as a contemplative, meditative practice.

These lived experiences are foundational to my work. I can help you create your special contemplative space, and learn to paint as a profoundly nurturing mindfulness practice. 

‘Paint from your Heart’ is now online to do at your leisure.  ‘Solace, Colour, Light: Make your Sacred Art’ will be available in 2022. Start by registering HERE on the App for the free mini-course “Colour from your Heart”

On completion, you’ll be able to book a complimentary ‘True Colours Discovery Session’ with me. I look forward to meeting you! 

(revised November 2021)



Suzanne has been a Visual Art educator since 2006 when she also began mentoring painting students.

Awarded The Australian National University Medal for her humanitarian Honours project ‘Love in the Violent Day,’ she has since completed her doctorate on the painting of light (2010), trained in teaching, spiritual care (CPE1), Visionary Leadership, Meditation and Life Coaching with The Journey Method.

Suzanne brings decades of painting and drawing experience to her teaching and mentoring.

Through creative processes and being present to art, it’s her intention to co-create sacred space to listen inwardly, reconnect with what really matters and experience greater clarity, meaning & joy.

Suzanne’s in-person and online workshops, courses and retreat programs focus on nurturing creativity alongside developing foundational painting skills with mindfulness.

Suzanne’s paintings are held in national and international private collections, and have been exhibited in curated group and solo shows nationally. Most recently her work was shown in ‘Of Colour & Light: Womens’ Abstract Painters’ Biennial’ held in Melbourne.