Born in the Virgin Islands and raised in Colorado, artist Susanne Ball has always been inspired by nature. Her tropical acrylic paintings showcase some of Hawaii's most dramatic landscapes, bringing out the vibrant colors and textures found only on the Islands.
Susanne began painting at the age of 11 while growing up on a farm in Colorado. With no access to TV, she spent her time wandering the fields and painting the dramatic landscapes. Years later, she still finds the most inspiration painting on location. She often retreats to the white sand beaches of Hawaii or hikes into the mountains to paint the lush tropical jungle and waterfalls.
Her work has been featured in numerous magazines and has been on display in art galleries throughout California, Hawaii, and Washington. Her pieces have been purchased by collectors living in Japan, Europe, and throughout North America. Susanne's portfolio includes many original pieces, all hand brushed on canvas using acrylic paint.
Susanne holds a Bachelor's Degree in Fine Arts from the University of California Santa Cruz, and also attended classes at the Academy of Art College in San Francisco. She has traveled throughout Europe, India and Africa studying art, refining her technique, and helping those who are less fortunate by painting murals and donating her time to improve their surroundings.