Committee Spotlight: A Passion for Portraits

~Michelle Saleeba

Continuing our series of profiles introducing our marvellous Army Art volunteers I had a chat with Perth portrait artist and 2018 committee member Suzie Brown. Suzie traded the tools of nursing for paintbrushes and hasn't looked back. Becoming known for her bold use of colour and unique portrait interpretations which are intended to provoke an emotional response from the viewer. However, that desire to help others that first led her to study nursing never left, and with Army Art Suzie seeks to make a difference in the lives of others through promoting the sale of artwork in the name of charity.

What inspired you to become involved with Army Art?

I’ve exhibited a couple of times with Army Art and was impressed with the event and the good causes it helps. I joined the committee to help ensure it could go ahead in the future. It also gives me the opportunity to exhibit and reach more people with my artwork.