Susan Thomas is an Auckland painter. She was raised in Wellington and has exhibited widely in solo and group exhibitions. She has works in many private and corporate collections including the Wallace Arts Trust, ANZ, Caltex and the NZ Wool Board.
Thomas paints abstracts based on the fragility, chaos but ultimate joy of humanity. Her current work is around themes of shelter - physical and metaphorical - and human strength and weakness - coping mechanisms and emotional survival techniques.
Susan works as a designer for NZ House & Garden magazine.
"I'm interested in our strength as well as weaknesses, our coping mechanisms and survival techniques, tolerance and the need to retreat sometimes to safe shelter."