Suzanne Dunn

Abstract & Expressionistic  acrylic & ink paintings on canvas, inspired by the Mendonoma landscape


 Wheel thrown, functional ceramics.


For me, the Sonoma/Mendocino coast is a place of peace. I spend hours per week walking the roads and trails. The beauty here is immense, and this gives me solace and understanding. From this place l create abstract and expressive atmospheric landscape paintings & ceramics inspired by our North Pacific Coast and the surrounding landscape. I work primarily in glazed stoneware for my functional pottery; and acrylic, ink, pencil, and charcoal on canvas for my paintings. Nature has balance. Nature has imperfections. Nature has contrast and it’s in a constant state of renewal. This gives us hope for positive change and evolution. These ideas keep me seeking beauty in the world and making art because of it.

I have been painting most of my life, formally for 30 years. I received my BFA from The San Francisco Art Institute in 1995. I’ve been a ceramic artist for 8 years and have trained with Takemi Saruta and Master Potter Shiro Otani.

Studio Hours:

August 28 & 29 September 4-6
10 a.m. to 5 p.m.

Directions to Studio10

Heading South from Gualala, turn Right on Leeward Spur. Left on Leeward Road. Follow Leeward Road. Turn Left to stay on Leeward Road. Third house on the left.