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Suzie Seerey-Lester

Crayons, colored pencils and paints have always been in her hands, even as a child. As her enthusiasm of oil painting grew, her desire to learn and study intensified. In 1990 Suzie took her first painting class. Since then she has continued to sharpen her skills and expand her knowledge through several internationally acclaimed wildlife artist workshops and friendships.

For years, Suzie traveled around the world as a "Diving Instructor Trainer." While working for the CIA, she taught agents and other law enforcement personnel how to dive, perform search and recovery, as well as other "specialized" skills. Traveling gave Suzie the opportunity to see extraordinary creatures up close, which she has captured in her paintings. Suzie now travels world-wide to paint, including the rainforest in Guatemala, Alaska, California, Montana, Maine, Africa, England and Spain. Suzie has expanded her artwork to include other mammals, birds, plein air and figurative work.

Suzie has won several distinguished awards for her art including "Artist of the Year" from the Ocean Foundation, Top 200 and Top 100 in "Arts for the Parks," her work has been selected for the Bennington Art Museum "Animals in Arts" tour, and she has had her artwork published in The Best of Oil Painting book. Her pieces are collected and shown internationally as well as in several galleries and national wildlife shows around the U.S. Suzie is a member of the Society of Animal Artists, The Wildlife Artists Association, and is a founding member of Southern Plein Air Artists (SPAA).

In January 2000, Suzie married world-renowned wildlife artist John Seerey-Lester, and they live, work and play in Florida.

"Waiting to be Fed" oil by Suzie Seerey-Lester, 20"x16" This piece will be featured in the "Wildlife & Western Visions Art Show on April 27 & 28 at the Plainsmen Gallery in Clearwater, Florida

To see more artwork by Suzie Seerey-Lester on the Show Preview click here

For more information call The Plainsmen Gallery 1-888-779-2240