about The Artist

Suzanne Suggs Mortimer

Suzanne Mortimer earned her bachelor’s degree from Murray State University in 1980.  She attended graduate school at Iowa State University receiving a Master’s degree in industrial relations and worked for eight years for Union Carbide Corporation in the Human Resources Department.  Suzanne earned her Master’s in art education at the University of Tennessee in Chattanooga (UTC) in 2001.  While at UTC, her work was selected for the juried student art show.  

Suzanne taught art for eight years with Hamilton County schools and was honored as Red Bank’s Educator of the Year in 2008.  Suzanne was hired in 2009 as the Middle School Art Instructor at The McCallie School. She served as the President of the Chattanooga Area Art Instructors and was the Art Department Chair at The McCallie School for two years. Suzanne was named a Feculty Fellow at the McCallie School in 2016.

​ Suzanne’s personal artwork includes a variety of mediums, but she has always held the most passion for drawing.  She has exhibited her work since 2000 in the Chattanooga Area Art Instructors’ annual art show, and won awards in 2012 and 2013 for her drawings in the annual Tennessee Art Educators’ juried show.  In the summer of 2013 she studied drawing with Murray State University drawing teacher, Dale Leys, in Prague completing 36 on site drawings.  She exhibits her artwork at some businesses in Chattanooga, with the Arts Council of Southeast Missouri, and the Association of Visual Artists.