Suzie Shinseki


Suzie has been involved with art since childhood, and her passion has continued throughout her life. She honed her natural talents by attending the Academy of Arts in San Francisco on scholarship, art classes at San Jose City College and the rest of her experience at the School of Hard Knocks. She works in various mediums and substrates. You can find her masterpieces on painted signs, murals, people and animal portraiture, mold design, sculptures, ceramic projects and fabric paint designs. Her commercial endeavors include children’s coloring books, illustrative designs for bags, brochures and cards. Her exceptional illustration skills have brought her many jobs as a fashion illustrator for designers in Hong Kong and Hawaii. “What’s my wackiest project? A 5-foot snake for part of a project with Adam and Eve wearables and turning a purse into a dress. I’m always up for a challenge, but that one was particularly wacky!”