Suzanne Rusconi Accetta has been drawing and painting professionally for over twenty-five years. She presently resides in Columbus,Ohio and is involved in many art organizations. Suzanne was twice featured in AMERICAN ARTIST MAGAZINE and in THE COMPLETE COLORED PENCIL BOOK. Her biography is included in WHO’S WHO IN AMERICAN ART. She has had articles about her in NASHVILLE MAGAZINE as well as COLUMBUS MONTHLY. Her work has been seen and won awards in numerous international, national, regional and local juried exhibitions. She is in many private and corporate collections world wide. She is a member of the Women's Palette.
Suzanne has illustrated children’s books for Seedlings Publications* as well as for an independent children’s book author. She teaches drawing and painting for the theatre at Otterbein College.
Through her children’s interest in theatre, she found the principles in visual art easily apply to the theatre venue. She designed her first professional, and critically acclaimed set for Columbus Children’s Theatre’s production of The Secret Garden. She since has directed and designed numerous shows at CCT and other central Ohio theatres. *
Suzanne is currently the vice-president of the board of the Columbus Children’s Choir. She has a wonderfully supportive husband and family. Her daughter Valerie is a theatrical director. and is working on her MFA at Virginia Commonwealth University. Her daughter Julie lives and works in Greenville, South Carolina for Meals on Wheels. She credits her faith in Jesus Christ for her gifts and purpose.