Suus Suiker Dutch, b. 1966
I try in my own way to pay tribute to the beauty and power of nature, out of gratitude. In the hope that it will propagate the need to cherish that beauty and protect the nature that remains.
After graduating at the Royal Art School in The Hague in 1990 Suus Suiker worked for a couple of years as an illustrator and designer for a graphic design agency. In 2002 she decided to quit her job to focus on a career as an independent artist. At first she used acrylic paint as medium to create paintings in a magical realistic theme, with the human figure as main subject.
Since 2017 Suus radically changed her ways of creating art. During her search for new mediums and working methods, she stumbled upon the interesting technique of encaustic painting. An ancient method of painting with hot beeswax and pigments, used in Egypt long before our era. Nature, landscape and flowers are the main theme of her recent artwork in this specific medium.