Artist Statement

This mural is part of a series exploring emotion as expressed through song.

Supporters of this project include:



D Cafe and Catering, LLC, Westview, Atlanta
Southwest Paint and Decorating Center, West End, Atlanta

$250 plus:

Pendery Pepper Productions

donation of paint:

Sherwin Williams, Kirkwood, Atlanta
Sherwin Williams Commercial Paint Store, Decatur, GA

$100 +:

Jack and Whitney Jirak
Barbara Hotz and Jonathan McBee
Sharon Denney
Mark and Jane Smith
Carol Culp
Katherine Schultz
Jud and Jan Lamos
Vee Waldrop
Evan and Trisha Lamos
Maureen Thompson
Eric and Kathryn Jackson
Jim and Carol McFarland
Graham and Sally Holmes
Richard and Sally Doster
Linda and Allen Stone
Michael & Anna Hinson


Al and Elaine LaCour
Pendery Pepper Productions
Charles and Rebecca McKnight
Joseph Futral


Artist Bio

Suzy Schultz has painted full-time since 1995, and has won many awards for her work. Her work has been featured in American Art Collector, Drawing, and Watercolor Magic magazines. She has also had work published in art books by Rockport Publishers and International Artist Publishers, as well as Strokes of Genius 2, Strokes of Genius 3, Northlight Publishers, and Splash 13: Alternative Approaches, F & W Media, and will be in the upcoming books Strokes of Genius 6 and Art Journey: People. Her work has been juried into many shows, most recently The Philadelphia Watercolor Society, National Watercolor Society, the San Diego Watercolor Society, Southern Watercolor Society, Fort Wayne Museum of Art Contemporary Realism Biennial, and “Georgia Artists Select Georgia Artists” at the Museum of Contemporary Art in Atlanta, GA.

Most recently, Suzy has ventured into street art, taking the fine art of the studio outside, onto sides of buildings. In Atlanta, her work can be seen on the outside of Langford’s Barbershop, in the Kirkwood neighborhood.

Suzy writes of her work:
There is a first innocence – a beauty that is young, unmarred, untested.

There is a second innocence – one in which the beauty is a result of the scars borne from the battles of life. I am interested in this second innocence.

I work the surface. I sand, layer, and scar, wanting to reproduce a piece that has a patina of age, and it is out of these surfaces that figures emerge. I seek figures, faces that seem to be familiar with the tensions of life. That bear some battle scars. And yet, have victory, even if a crippled or limping one.

Suzy lives, works and teaches watercolor in Atlanta, Georgia. Her work can be seen at Mason Fine Art, Atlanta, GA; Art on Broad, Augusta, GA; Atelier Gallery in Charleston, SC; ARTicles Gallery in St. Petersburg, FL at Silver Fox Gallery in Hendersonville, NC; on the Black Art in America website, as well as on her website at