"If love is blind, then maybe a blind person that loves has a greater understanding of it"
As a legally blind artist living and working in Toronto, Canada, acclaimed artist Suzanne Gardner endeavours to inspire her audience by talking openly about her own struggles and how she has learned to embrace them. Suzanne has been featured internationally in print, radio, and television. She has been interviewed for an NBC segment, Nashville Arts Magazine, and was nominated by DLife as one of the most famous people with Diabetes, just to name a few.
Suzanne uses her art as a way to help others see the silver lining in life. "My hope is that people will see the inter-connectedness of all beings. The oneness that lives within us is the fundamental experience of life and love. My personal challenges have given me a great appreciation of the need for this connectedness between people."
Suzanne uses an impressionistic style but brings in very bold and contrasting colours which give her the capability to distinguish between the varying colours which she is unable to see.
Strong magnifying glasses allow Suzanne's limited vision to guide her rather than hinder her work. Suzanne uses a palette knife to reveal layers of blended colours and texture to create movement making the paintings dance and come to life.
Suzanne's current work captures the intimacy of the dance. Dancers are the vehicle to express a depth of emotion through vivid and expressive colours that make the dancers take flight.
"I celebrate the beauty of a singular heart that beats in harmony with the world."
NBC ~ DLife segment on Legally Blind Artist