Suzanne Decker’s childhood studies in art began with Frank Schoonover, an artist of the Brandywine tradition and a contemporary of N.C. Wyeth and Thomas Eakins. Her first recognition as an artist came as a high school senior when she designed the award-winning float from Pennsylvania for the Miss America Pageant in Atlantic City, New Jersey.
Suzanne then went on to study art at the University of Syracuse where she was an honor student and then graduated from Northeastern University in Evanston, Illinois where she received her degree. Suzanne has competed in the “A” Circuit in open jumping and has always been close to horses. Her paintings reflect her love of animals and nature.
In 1987, Suzanne studied with Richard Cueves in San Miguel do Allende, Mexico as well as Johanna Barnes in Acapulco, Mexico. She has been featured in many galleries across the United States. Her paintings are also in collections in Canada and Mexico. She has shown works in the Phoenix, Arizona and Monmouth County, New Jersey Art Museums.