Resident Artist - Suzy Buhle
Born in Boonah in 1967, Suzy grew up on the family grazing property near Aratula and began her art training while still at school, with weekend lessons from local Moogerah-based artist and art lecturer, Michael Barrett. This was followed by a completion of a graphic arts degree at the Queensland College of Art in 1987.
Suzy held her first solo exhibition on the Gold Coast in 1994 and then moved to Sydney where she started a successful menu and chalkboard design business. After holding several more successful solo exhibitions, Suzy moved back to Boonah in 2001 and held annual sell-out exhibitions in the town's Art & Soul Gallery from 2002-2011.
In June 2013, Suzy traveled to New York City to sketch and paint in preparation for her sell out 'New York'exhibition in October that year and later traveled to Paris in 2015 to prepare for another sell out exhibition.
Suzy's works have a great sense of occasion, movement and colour. Her styleis instantly recognizable and it speaks of today - of bold and beautiful women having fun with who they are; funky cafe scenes and evocative rural subjects.