My promise...

By the end of our time working together, you will have moved through long-standing blocks and challenges and gained visual art skills and methods that together give you the creative freedom to express yourself more easily and restore colour and light to your life. With your new discoveries, you’ll become more calm and clear, and experience creative flow and fulfilment more readily, leaving you feeling replenished, renewed and even transformed.


Step One

Let’s talk about what you want

Step Two

Follow up with a “Restore your True Colours” Coaching Session online or in person

~ Remember your gifts and strengths

~ Explore and clear what might be holding you back 

~ Discover what you can do right away to make a difference


Step Three


Choose from

– A group course


a VIP private retreat


 Frankston, Victoria, February 2020  TBC












Remember and explore your true creative nature. Suitable for all levels.

2 day course

Even though it may have lain dormant for years, our creative nature is always there and can be reawakened with a personal impact that is calming, healing and rejuvenating. Delivered and refined since 2015, this course has been attended and enjoyed by people who consider themselves to be artists, and those who don’t. 

“I’ve noticed more impact over the longer term. I saw more of the value of creative practice and the emotional benefits… I finished my Masters in Forensic Archaeology in 2016 and I’d been doing ceramics too. Your courses inspired and encouraged me to go further into that field. Now I’m doing a graduate certificate in ceramics and don’t wish to continue with archaeology because I love the creative aspect of what I’m doing now…You were able to connect to each of us where we were at, so we got to experience our own creativity and know it was good. Your course in 2015 was the beginning of my creative journey. Now I won’t let it go! That’s what had been missing in my life, and it brings me happiness. I can’t live without this… it’s about having something that means something deep inside.”

“Choosing colour is like choosing life!”

Marilyn Powell   Ceramicist, Forensic Archaeologist


Tap into your creative potential as you get free of old blocks and allow your creative Self to be inspired 

Private VIP Day in person 

This is for you if stuck or lack-lustre have been your vibe for a while. Devote a nurturing, explorative and creative day to your Artist Within and you’ll likely be rewarded many times over. Fully customised based on prior interview and planning, you’ll complete the day with your unique art work, plus methods to grow your creativity and move forward inspired!

 “…Suzanne is a highly skilled and wonderful teacher and mentor. Since doing the ‘Inspire’ Intensive I feel more confidence and excitement in all my creative pursuits, and less procrastination. Suzanne took me on a personal journey helping me to release obstacles that were blocking my creativity. The Intensive enabled me to heal and to access more creative energy, inspiration, skills and enthusiasm.” 

Mary Sakara 


DEVELOP – Illuminate your light, Paint from the Heart

VIP Retreat or Small-Group

 Guided step-by-step, explore the alchemy of your colours and develop your unique style  

When students ask about developing their ‘style’, they can be given a dismissive answer… because the answer is a big one! It can take years to develop your own way of speaking visually, just as it did with the spoken word. This programme guides you to explore and grow without the growing pains.

“… I would describe it as not so much a ‘course’ but a life changing experience. When I went into my studio at the end of the week, and looked through the collection of materials, and the varying evidences of my practice over the years I suddenly and deeply realised “ I am an artist! I find my self filled with awe and inspiration for the magic of light, form, space and colour, expressing feelings and abstract ideas that cannot be realised in representational work. I have new insight into my practice and feel empowered by this beautiful discovery… It has been a re-valuation that has transformed my vision of myself and my place in the world. I am not sure words really express the magic I have discovered. Anyway, it happened at exactly the right time. How wonderful. I am so grateful…” 

Pari Gilmour, Artist & Art Educator


Fast-track your progress with the ‘PAINTING LIGHT’ Private VIP Retreat 3 days with mentoring for 3 months. 

Ease frustration as you experience methods and strategies that can help you fill the gaps in your skills and blocks in your thinking. Prior discussion feeds into designing the programme to target your needs. Complete the programme with personalised notes, creative output, ongoing mentoring and knowing, yes, you can!

 “Working with Suzanne has changed my life!! I thought I knew about paint….I knew nothing! I thought I was developing a palette…..not even close. I thought I knew the style of painting I wanted to do…nope! By working intensively with Suzanne everything has changed. She seems to not only have an immense depth of knowledge in art (far beyond anything I have seen or learnt from reading EVERY book and watching EVERY video I could) but is so gifted at relating what needs to happen for an individual student. There is a freedom gained from the way that she works with you. With the only intention that you be the absolute best you can be Suzanne informs, assists, guides, and coaches you to see the right way through, FOR YOU! I absolutely urge you to get in touch especially if you are serious about your artistic direction. She is a treasure!”

Peter Gilchrist  CEO RTI Australia

Solace, Colour & Light Meditative Art Course or VIP Retreat

Replenish and soothe your soul with 6 creative projects of gently restorative meditative art


Recommended for anyone who is in recovery, going through major change or who would like to feel better. Colour meets mindfulness in this course, drawing on easy painting and drawing methods, each session a new doorway to personal creative exploration and fulfilling expression.

 “I received more than I could have imagined from this course. I found Suzanne to be a wise and generous teacher, as well as an accomplished artist, giving us practical insights and inspiring examples of other artists’ works, both ancient and modern; pointing out and enlightening us with spiritual aspects, calming and focusing guided meditations enhanced with many group discussions. After completing many paintings and drawings, we left with a solid grounding of how to approach our work in the future with insight and confidence. Thank you Suzanne.”  Liz Martyn