Sweeping strokes, assertive gestures and a lush palette are hallmarks of LaFleur’s emotionally charged compositions. LaFleur experiments with a wide range of media including pastel, pigment, oil paint, water color, and acrylic. Saturated colors and maximalist gestures convey an inventive interpretation of subconscious associations.
Suzanne LaFleur was born in Southampton, New York where her early artistic sensibilities were shaped by her seaside surroundings. She studied at the Art Students League under the tutelage of Ephraim Rubinstein and Burton Silverman. Twenty years of living in the south of France, Lebanon and Kuwait further refined LaFleur’s gestural vocabulary and her use of color.
Her work has received numerous awards, including the ‘Art Spirit Foundation Gold Medal’ at the National Arts Club in NYC and ‘Best Abstract’ at the Guild Hall Museum in East Hampton, NY.
LaFleur currently lives and works between New York City and Southampton, NY.