Artist Biography.Suzanne Gyseman creates images inspired by the realms of angels, faeries, myth, folklore and dreams. She also finds inspiration in the life forms of the natural world, and approaches her work with a vision of the inter-relatedness of life, extending this beyond the physical dimension.
Graduating with a BSc in Botany she originally intended to work for nature conservation. She has worked in a variety of jobs including nature conservation, botanist, gardener, map analysis, computer control clerk and mother, but continued to draw and write stories and articles in her free time.
Her paintings are included in private collections worldwide and her work has been published as book covers, illustrations, in calendars, designs for cross stitch and needlepoint, greetings cards and prints. Her short fiction has appeared in West Coast Magazine, and Visionary Tongue.
Solo Exhibitions Include:
1993 “New Work“, Ross and Cromarty Enterprises, Invergordon.
1993 “Recent Paintings“, Ceilidh Place, ULLAPOOL.
1997 “Midsummer Magic“, Scottish Fine Art Group, INVERNESS.
1998 “The Moon and the Unicorn“, Theatre Gallery, PERTH.
Group Exhibitions include:
1990 Three Person Show, Hanover Fine Arts, EDINBURGH.
1990 Christmas Show, Hanover Fine Arts, EDINBURGH.
1991 May Exhibition, Hanover Fine Arts, EDINBURGH.
1992 Group Show, TENBY, WALES.
1993 Three Person Show, Highland Printmakers Gallery, INVERNESS.
1994 Highland Open , INVERNESS.
1995 “Heart of the Highlands“, Riverside Gallery INVERNESS
1996 Summer Exhibition, Highland Printmakers, INVERNESS.
1996 A5 Exhibition, Eden Court Theatre, INVERNESS
1997 “Over the Hills and Far Away“, Two Person Show, Eden Court Theatre, INVERNESS.
1998 “The Highland Spirit“, Lennox Gallery, LONDON.
1998 “Man, Myth and Legend“, Shoreline Studio, ABERDOUR
1999 Mixed Show, Eden Court Theatre, INVERNESS
1997-2002 Exhibited regularly at Kilmorack Gallery, INVERNESS
2003 Tigressblue Gallery, Drumchardine, INVERNESS.
2004 Opening Exhibition, Tore Art Gallery, INVERNESS.
2005 “The Quintessential View“, (Five Artists), Castle Gallery INVERNESS
2004, 2005, 2006, 2007, 2008, 2009, 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013 work included in regular exhibitions at Tore Art Gallery, INVERNESS until the gallery closed in 2014.
2008, 2009, 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013, 2014, 2015, 2016 work also exhibited at Castle Gallery INVERNESS
Commissions and Publications include:
Posters for theatrical productions, CD and book covers, illustrations and calendars including:
1997 Paintings reproduced in "Strange Fish", poetry by M.Gibson and H.Lamb.
1997 Illustrations for "Rich Man, Beggar Man, Indian Chief" by Tom Brian, Thistle Press.
1997 CD cover, "High Strings - Oceans Apart" , Highlander Music.
1997 in “Kindred Spirit Magazine”.
2000 Cover artwork "'A' Level Computing" 4th edition P.M.Heathcote, published Payne-Gallway Publishers Ltd.
2004 Cover artwork "'A' Level Computing" 5th Edition P.M.Heathcote & S.Langfield, published Payne-Gallway Publishers Ltd.
2004 Cover artwork "'AS' Level Computing" 5th Edition P.M.Heathcote & S.Langfield, published Payne-Gallway Publishers Ltd.
2005 Work included in two books of Fairy Art : “500 Fairy Motifs” by Myrea Pettit, and “How to Draw and Paint Fairies” by Linda Ravenscroft.
2005 Images reproduced in Faerie Magazine.
2007 Featured in FAE Magazine debut issue.
2008 "Faeryland Calendar 2009" published by Barnes & Noble.
2008 Work included in Linda Ravenscroft's "How to Draw and Paint Fairyland"
2008 Faerie Magazine Summer Issue, Autumn Issue and Winter Issues.
2009 "The Big Book of Contemporary Illustration" by Martin Dawber - publication due autumn 2009.
2009 Barnes & Noble's "Faeryland Calendar 2010"
2009 Cover art for "Beyond the Last Dragon: A Life of Edwin Morgan" by James McGonigal. Published by Sandstone Press 2009.
Barnes & Noble's "Faeryland Calendar 2012"
"Famous Fairies" by Adele Nozedar, published 2012.
Barnes & Noble's "Faeryland Calendar 2013"
Barnes & Noble's "Faeryland Calendar 2014"
Barnes & Noble's "Faeryland Calendar 2015"
2015 "Watercolour Fairy Art" by Sara Burrier
2015 Article and art featured in "Pagan Dawn" magazine, Imbolc Issue.
Barnes & Noble's "Faeryland Calendar 2016", Palazzo Editions.
2016 Paintings on show at Coastal Galleries Ltd, Saundersfoot.
2016 Paintings and cards also available at Elements of Pembrokeshire, Saundersfoot.
Barnes & Noble's "Faeryland Calendar 2017", Palazzo Editions.