Suzanne Urquiza

I was born and raised in Los Angeles CA, I am blessed with two sons and two Grandchildren, I now live in Altadena for over 30 Years. I have recently retired from the Corporate world, raising children, marriage, working, was a priority and as a result I never had the opportunity to devote Art full time, however this has always been my passion so despite the challenges I still continued to paint most of my life.

I attended Pasadena City College, East Los Angeles College and Art Center, for graphic design, Illustration and painting, but my passion settled on Painting and this is what I will develop and is my goal in life now. I have mentored with Margaret Garcia for many years, she is my inspiration and has always encouraged me to continue painting, I just recently participated in “Defining Ourselves” a Matriarchy of Artists (Women) at the Muckenthaler Cultural Center. I have started a series on “Place where I walk” painting landscapes from the canyon and the my local communities and hope to show work soon.

Prayers from Los Angeles is absolutely needed, visual art is a very powerful tool to communicate What humanity is experiencing in this troubled world. We as artists through our art need to inspire healing, create action to cause, possible resolution, but most importantly offer love and prayers.

I am honored to submit my prayer for this wonderful show.