Suzanne Binnie - Artist and teacher in acrylic, watercolor and Zentangle.
Suzanne Binnie - Artist and teacher in acrylic, watercolor and Zentangle.
Suzanne Binnie is an award-winning artist.


Suzanne was educated at Penn State University and Tyler School of Art where she studied Art, Design and Art History, graduating with a Bachelor’s in Fine Art. Watercolor, acrylics, and mixed media are her mediums and her style ranges from realistic to contemporary with subjects mainly drawn from nature.


Suzanne combines her realism with elements of design for she believes “a painting is only as good as its design”. Subject matter is secondary to the medium for Suzanne, as she loves painting any subject.  For her, the act of creating a painting may have surprising and interesting results as the picture evolves under her brushes.  Her understanding of color theory is acute and she uses it to produce subtle variations in mood and with a limited palette she can produce harmonious results.


Although many of Suzanne’s works are classical watercolor pieces since moving to the Amelia Island area her acrylic works are reflecting the closeness to the beach. She bases her paintings on reality but her excellent design theory allows her to produce attractive, but ambiguous pictorial arrangements that tease and please the eye.  Her technique of using only triadic primary palettes always results in harmonious watercolor pictures that have Suzanne’s characteristic pristine appearance.


In 2013 Suzanne was introduced to the then new art-form Zentangle and was immediately attracted to it and loves the way it combines art and meditation. She is now a Certified Zentangle Teacher, registered to practice in New Hampshire, Virginia and Florida.

Selected exhibitions and shows.

Herndon Art Gallery, Virginia, private shows 1992, 1993

Reston Community Center, Virginia, Summer Show,1994

The Vienna Art Society Gallery, Vienna, VA, ongoing public gallery exhibition, 1996 to 2006

The Vienna Art Society, Treasury of Art (TART) Show, 1999, 2000, 2001, 2002

The Pittenweem Art Festival, Fife, Scotland, August 2003, August 2005

Private Collector Show, Centreville, VA, April 2004

Hollis Art Society Shows, Hollis, NH, ongoing from 2007 to 2015

St Joseph Hospital Art Outreach Program, Nashua, NH, Spring 2011, 2012

The Nashua Public Library, Nashua, NH, Summer Show, 2012

The Island Art Association, Amelia Island, FL, March, 2017

Gallery Affliations

The Island Art Association, Amelia Island, FL, present

NOA Gallery, 113 Main Street, Groton, MA 01450, from 2007

Wild Salamander Art Gallery & School, Ash St., Hollis, NH, from 2013

Memberships of Societies

The Hollis Arts Society, Hollis, NH

The Vienna Art Society, Vienna, Virginia


Scholastic Art Awards, Certificate of Merit, Western PA Regional Exhibition, June, 1966

Reston Community Center, Third Place, April 1994

League of Reston Artists, Spring Show, Second Place, April 1994

US Geological Survey, Fine Art Show, Third Place, August 1995

League of Reston Artists, Spring Show, Honorable Mention, April 1995

League of Reston Artists, Annual Show, Third Place, August 1995

League of Reston Artists, Fine Art Exhibition, Honorable Mention, June 1996

Callao Art Show, Northern Neck, Virginia, Best in Show, August 1997

E.W. Poore’s Juried Show, Manchester, NH, Best in Show, April 2007

Gallery One Juried Show, Nashua, NH, Second Place in Show, June 2007

The Island Art Association, Amelia Island, FL, March Show, Honorable Mention, 2017