A native of McDonald, Pennsylvania, Suzanne Douglass loved to draw as a child. Educated at the Art Institute of Pittsburgh, she also studied with Frank Schoonover and Frank Delle Donne, both of the N.C. Wyeth, Howard Pyle school. Later, she studied with portrait painter, Margaret Yard Tyler at her school in Montclair, New Jersey and had an early, successful career as a commissioned portrait painter.
By 1971, Douglass was firmly embarked on painting the almost abstract heads and muted still lifes and landscapes for which she has become so well known. Her inventive use of light and texture have brought her not only local but national and even international recognition.
Over the years, Douglass has exhibited in the Wilmington, Delaware-West Chester, Pennsylvania area and in the Bucks County,PA and Hunterdon County, NJ area. She regularly participates in the Annual Phillips Mill Juried Art Exhibition in Bucks County, where in 1991 she was given the Casimir and Jane Sienkiewicz Memorial Award for Traditional Oil Painting and where in 1993,she won the Renee McNeely Memorial Award for Representational Oil Painting.
Suzanne Douglass' paintings are in private and corporate collections throughout the United States.
Her work can presently be seen at the Hrefna Jonsdottir Gallery in Lambertville,New Jersey.