ABOUT ME

 

" My name is Suzette Fram and I paint bold, colourful contemporary paintings in acrylic.

I've been painting for 20+ years.  After a traditional start painting mostly larger-than-life flowers and the occasional landscape or still-life, I developed a taste for 'painterly' work and slowly migrated from realism to abstraction.

My favourite elements in a painting are colour and contrast, so my work tends to feature a lot of bold bright colours, juxtaposed to create beauty and harmony, punctuated by contrasting shapes, colours, lines, textures... all designed to create the contrast that will give the work a focal point and make it interesting and impactful.

Join me on this colourful journey by browsing through my site.  I hope you enjoy it.
"

Here I am with my painting 'Fernando',  winner of the Best of Show
Award at the Garibaldi Art Club Juried Exhibition in April 2012.

Feel free to contact me with your comments or inquiries

Suzette Fram

email:  suzettefram@gmail.com

phone:  604-466-5477

or use the contact form on the right

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ASSOCIATIONS
Federation of Canadian Artists
Federation of Canadian Artists Fraser Valley Chapter
Garibaldi Art Club of Maple Ridge
Group of Nine Artist Group of Maple Ridge

 

STUDIES
2 years studying traditional oil painting
Classes and workshops with a number of renowned artists and instructors
Creativity Coaching

 

 

SELECTED JURIED EXHIBITIONS

 

Federation of Canadian Artists

Fraser Valley Chapter, Surrey Art Centre, November 15/16 to February 7/17

Summer Gallery, Federation Gallery on Granville Island, July 19 to 31, 2016

Fraser Valley Chapter, Chilliwack Art Gallery, June 23 to July 30, 2016

Fraser Valley Chapter, Place des Arts, Coquitlam , Oct. 9 to Nov. 7, 2015

Fraser Valley Chapter, Leigh Square Arts Village, Port Coquitlam, March 26 to April 27, 2015
Fraser Valley Chapter, Maple Ridge Art Gallery, October 18 to November 15, 2014
Thompson Nicola Shuswap Chapter, Old Courthouse Centre for the Arts, Kamloops, April 4 to 13, 2014
Fraser Valley Chapter, The Reach Gallery Museum, Abbotsford, April 17 to June 29, 2014
Fraser Valley Chapter, Mission Art Gallery, Mission, August 2013   (Award of Excellence received)
Fraser Valley Chapter, Semiahmoo Arts Center, White Rock, May 2013
‘Abstract Show’, Federation Gallery on Granville Island, January 2013
‘Autumn Salon’, Federation Gallery on Granville Island, September 2012
Fraser Valley Chapter, Chilliwack Cultural Centre, Chilliwack,  April 2012
Fraser Valley Chapter, Newton Cultural Centre, Surrey, February 2012
‘Autumn Salon’, Federation Gallery on Granville Island, September 2011
Fraser Valley Chapter ‘Autumn Show’, Surrey Arts Centre, Surrey,  August to November 2011

 

Garibaldi Art Club Juried Exhibitions:
Annual Spring Juried Exhibitions: 2001 – 2013,  2016 (Best of Show award received in 2012)
Swan-E-Set Juried Exhibitions: 2003 – 2007, (2 honourable mention awards received)
Place Des Arts Juried Exhibition: 2007 (honourable mention award received)
Small Painting Juried Exhibition: 2005

Maple Ridge Art Gallery
Colour Impact with the Group of Nine, January 11 to February 8, 2014

Mission Art Gallery
Petty Staber Memorial Show, ‘Featuring Pink’, January 6 to 24, 2015
Fraser Valley Biennale, July 5 to 23, 2011

Maple Ridge Art Gallery Open Call Juried Exhibitions:

2016  'Ensemble'

2015  'Ensemble'

2013   ‘Ensemble’
2012   ‘Ensemble’
2010   ‘Ensemble’
2008   ‘Salon’
2006   ‘Honey I Shrunk The Artwork’
2002   ‘Memories’

 

Oil and Water Annual Juried Exhibition
Tsawwassen Longhouse Gallery, July 25 to August 24, 2013
Tsawwassen Longhouse Gallery, July 26 to August 25, 2012

 

ArtSpacific Annual Juried Exhibition
Firehall Centre for the Arts, Delta, April 2013
Firehall Centre for the Arts, Delta, April 2012 (honourable mention award received)

 

 

SELECTED GROUP SHOWS & FESTIVALS

 

Group of Nine Group Show    2006 – 2014,  2016

Annual Art Studio Tour     2002 – 2015

Garibaldi Art Club Annual Fall Show 2000 – 2016
Garibaldi Art Club Swan-E-Set Exhibition, May to June 2015
Christmas Gift Fair & Small Painting Show, Kariton Gallery & Boutique, Nov-Dec. 2013
‘Beyond The Brush’ Group Show, Mountain Haven Art Centre, June 2012
Art in the Park, Maple Ridge   2000 – 2011
Festival of Arts, White Rock   2006 – 2012