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Suzie Seerey-Lester

An incredibly talented wildlife artist and married to legendary world renowned wildlife artist John Seerey-Lester, Suzie travels worldwide to paint, including the rain forest in Guatemala, Africa, England, Spain, Mexico, and Italy also nearer to home, Alaska, California, Florida, South and North Carolina, Montana, Wyoming, Utah, Idaho, and Maine. Suzie has expanded her artwork to include plein air (painting on location).

Suzie was a professional diver for over 30 years. As a Diving Instructor Trainer, Suzie traveled around the world, as the first woman to teach diving, and license instructors. While working for the CIA, she taught CIA Agents, Secret Service Agents, US Marshals, FBI Agents and other law enforcement personnel how to dive, perform search and recovery as well as other “specialized” skills. She taught President Ford’s Secret Service Agents, some of those special skills. Traveling gave Suzie the opportunity to see extraordinary underwater creatures up close, (and some scary stories) which she captured in her earlier paintings.

Suzie is licensed by the State of Florida as Marine Turtle Rescue Personnel. She walks the beach of Casey Key every morning from May until November, she verifies turtle nests, and helps rescue baby turtles when they hatch. She releases about 200 baby Loggerhead turtles every year. Suzie received the President’s Volunteer Service Award in 2008. Suzie has been working with the turtles since 2001.

Suzie has won several distinguished awards for her art, including:

Award-winning book: My Painting Is Done, Now What Do I Do?
Exhibited in Birds In Art 2004, 2006, 2010, 2011
Master Artist two man show at the Waterfowl Festival 2012
Exhibited in Artists for Conservation 2009, 2010, 2011, 2012
Honored by the NRA for my artwork at the 2013 Women’s Leadership Forum.
2013 Professional Artist Magazine Competition, Finalist Award for Junk Yard Dog
American Women Artist show in Texas, 2013. 900 entries sent in 60 chosen, including Suzie’s Sudden Flurry
2012 Artist Magazine Annual Art Competition, Finalists Award, with an honorable mention in the wildlife category for Sudden Flurry
2012 Special Recognition for 4th Annual Art Contest on Artavita.
2011 Artists Magazine Annual Art Competition, Finalists Award, with an honorable mention in the wildlife category for Swan Song
Top 100 in Paint America for two different paintings, Juror’s Award in Paint America for the judges’ favorite painting of the entire show,
Judges Award from LSU School of Veterinary Medicine,
Artist of the year for The Ocean Foundation,
Two Top 200 and Top 100 in “Arts for the Parks”,
The Bennington Art Museum, Animals In Arts Tour,
Coos Bay Art Museum, where she received an Award of Merit,
Grant’s Pass Museum,
Florida Museum for Women Artists first juried show,
Society of Animal Artists – Art and the Animal Show
Honored by The Raymond James Companies as their first “Women In Arts” wildlife artist.
Two-man show in a castle outside Barcelona Spain in 2002 and 2004.
Member of Strathmore’s Who’s Who.
Suzie will be featured in the upcoming Modern Masters of Wildlife Art, due in 2014
Featured article in Professional Artist 2013
Artwork published in “The Best of Oil Painting” book.
Cover of Wildlife Art News, and story in side
Featured in Sporting Classics Magazine, and the SKB News.
Featured article “The Legends of the Shore Come to Life” 2012
Sold paintings at Christie’s and Sotheby’s Art Auctions in London, the National Zoo in Washington, D.C., and the Honolulu Zoo.
Signature Member of the Society of Animal Artists (SAA), Artists for Conservation (AFC), Oil Painters of America (OPA), American Society of Marine Artists (ASMA), The Wildlife Artists Association (WAA), American Women Artists (AWA), a founding member of Southern Plein Air Artists (SPAA), and The PhArtists.

John and Suzie teach MasterClass painting classes all over the United States. Teaching new techniques, demonstrations, sales and marketing information to new students. Classes are always lots of fun. In January 2000 Suzie married world-renowned wildlife artist, John Seerey-Lester, and her life has been an adventure ever since.

They live, work and play in Florida. Suzie is considered by many to be a real Mermaid.

Suzie Seerey-Lester

Native Visions Gallery - Jupiter

104 Breakwater Court
Jupiter, FL, 33477
Map / Directions
(p) 561.741.1600    (f) 561.741.3311

Hours of Operation
Monday-Saturday 10:00am - 9:00pm
Sunday 11:00am - 6:00pm
Gallery@NativeVisions.com

Native Visions Gallery - Naples

737 5th Avenue South
Naples, Florida 34102
Map / Directions
(p) 239.643.3785    (f) 239.643.5346

Hours of Operation
Monday-Saturday 10:00am - 10:00pm
Sunday 11:00am - 9:00pm
NaplesGallery@NativeVisions.com

  • Walk On By - 24143

    Walk On By

    Size: 12 x 24
    Medium: Acrylic

    Product #: 24143

  • Wading The Shallows - 24142

    Wading The Shallows

    Size: 12 x 24
    Medium: Acrylic

    Product #: 24142

  • Lofty View - 24141

    Lofty View

    Size: 16 x 12
    Medium: Acrylic

    Product #: 24141

  • Asleep On The Job - 23952

    Asleep On The Job

    Size: 16 x 20
    Medium: Acrylic

    Product #: 23952

  • Dubois Gray - 23951

    Dubois Gray

    Size: 12 x 9
    Medium: Acrylic

    Product #: 23951

  • African Departure - 23950

    African Departure

    Size: 20 x 24
    Medium: Acrylic

    Product #: 23950

  • Morning Departure - 23545

    Morning Departure

    Size: 18 x 36
    Medium: Acrylic

    Product #: 23545

  • Dawn Assembly - 22949

    Dawn Assembly

    Size: 20 x 16
    Medium: Acrylic

    Product #: 22949

  • Young Inquisitor - 22457a

    Young Inquisitor

    Size: 20 x 16
    Medium: Acrylic

    Product #: 22457a

  • Three Shades Of Pink - 22007

    Three Shades Of Pink

    Size: 9 x 12
    Medium: Oil

    Product #: 22007

  • Tundra Swan - 22006

    Tundra Swan

    Size: 9 x 12
    Medium: Oil

    Product #: 22006

  • The Seafarer - 22950

    The Seafarer

    Size: 16 x 20
    Medium: Acrylic

    Product #: 22950

  • Evening Dance - 21997

    Evening Dance

    Size: 9 x 12
    Medium: Acrylic

    Product #: 21997

  • Wood Stork Reflections - 22003

    Wood Stork Reflections

    Size: 12 x 9
    Medium: Oil

    Product #: 22003

  • Ducks In A Row - 22002

    Ducks In A Row

    Size: 9 x 12
    Medium: Acrylic

    Product #: 22002

  • Evening Sonata - 21998

    Evening Sonata

    Size: 12 x 16
    Medium: Oil

    Product #: 21998

  • Rising Mist - 21996

    Rising Mist

    Size: 9 x 12
    Medium: Acrylic

    Product #: 21996

  • High Desert Predator - 23253

    High Desert Predator

    Reserved for 2018 SCI Miniatures Show

    Size: 9 x 12
    Medium: Oil

    Product #: 23253

  • SOLD – Shades Of Gray - 21999

    SOLD – Shades Of Gray

    Size: 9 x 12
    Medium: Acrylic

    Product #: 21999

  • SOLD – Windswept - 21995

    SOLD – Windswept

    Size: 18 x 36
    Medium: Acrylic

    Product #: 21995

  • SOLD – Spirit Of The Barn - 22001

    SOLD – Spirit Of The Barn

    Size: 9 x 12
    Medium: Acrylic

    Product #: 22001

  • SOLD – Twilight Gray - 22951

    SOLD – Twilight Gray

    Size: 12 x 6
    Medium: Acrylic

    Product #: 22951

  • SOLD – Out For The Day - 22955

    SOLD – Out For The Day

    Size: 16 x 12
    Medium: Acrylic

    Product #: 22955

  • SOLD – Snowy Sentinal - 21993

    SOLD – Snowy Sentinal

    Size: 18 x 36
    Medium: Acrylic

    Product #: 21993

  • SOLD – Beach Party - 22000

    SOLD – Beach Party

    Size: 9 x 12
    Medium: Acrylic

    Product #: 22000

  • SOLD – Ibis Study On Paper - 22004

    SOLD – Ibis Study On Paper

    Size: 8 x 10
    Medium: Acrylic

    Product #: 22004