Suzanne Barnes

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Around the age of four, I began to draw pictures of birds, leaves, twigs, and stones, a practice that continues to the present day.  During and after art school, there was a period when I made paintings of people that took up twelve feet or more of gallery wall space.  At some point though, I recognized that I'd known what kind of artist I wanted to be whe scribbling away on cheap construction paper on my mother's kitchen floor, and returned to drawing birds, leaves, twigs and stones, only on bette paper.  All drawings are on handmade flax, kozo, and abaca papers.  I also make handmade books.

I teach other people to draw things nd make books at Massachusetts College of Art and Design, where i have been a professor since 1998