Suzy King was born in Sydney and has lived in and around the Balmain Peninsula
for over 20 years. She always enjoyed art as a child, influenced by an artistic grandfather,
she used illustration and painting where possible throughout school.

Suzy went on to Hornsby and Randwick TAFE Colleges (now Sydney Institute Design Centre)
to complete a degree in graphic design, pursuing a career in that field. She worked for a number of boutique design studios and finally began her own business in 1983. Specialising mostly in the corporate and pharmaceutical industry sectors, she has won numerous design awards both locally and internationally. Her love of art, however, never faded. At art college she studied for two years with noted landscape artist Clem Millward and later with Stephen Wilson, Peter Griffen, Herman Peckel and others.

As a lifetime design practitioner, Suzy knows how to use space, colour and texture to balance and enliven an image. She works mainly in oils for their rich buttery textures, although more recently her bright, graphic ink & wash drawings are also very popular (a more affordable, and a faster option). Either way, Suzy uses her unique sense of style and colour to create fine contemporary works of art. In 2009, Suzy’s very successful solo exhibition of non-commissioned dog portraits, Hounds of the Highlands, was shown at the Milk Factory Gallery in Bowral.

In 2015 Suzy was interviewed on the ABC Books & Arts programme. LISTEN HERE