Suzanne M. Payne is an award winning artist residing in Kennebunkport, Maine. She attended Boston University's School for the Arts (SFA) where she received her Bachelor’s degree in Painting.
She belongs to many art associations including the Pastel Painters of Maine (PPOM), where she has received Signature Membership status. She has served as Secretary for PPOM (2004-2008), Vice President in 2009, and currently serves as PPOM’s International Exhibition Co-Chair. Other societies include The Pastel Society of America (PSA) where she is an Associate Member, the Pastel Society of New Hampshire (PSNH), Pastel Painters Society of Cape Cod (PPSCC), and the Art Guild of the Kennebunks (AGK).
She participates in numerous invitational & juried shows, paintouts and auctions. Suzanne has also conducted summer workshops at Heartwood College of Art. She enjoys painting with both pastels and oils.
Suzanne is highly inspired by nature and creates her works either plein air or in the comfort of her home studio.