Biography | Resume | Art Workshops & Retreats

As a Contemplative Artist, I have intentionally designed my life in such a way that I spend my entire day moving from one creative project to another. I draw, paint, write, teach art classes, workshops and retreats. My days are full of light and joy in doing what I love. I begin my day with gratitude and end my day in thanksgiving.

In 2016, I relocated to a studio 1515 Main Street in Longmont, Colorado, where I teach contemplative drawing classes, water-based oil painting classes and Saturday Art Workshops. During Studio Tour, I exhibit a selection of oil paintings, drawings, art calendars, prints and cards.

A spiritual and meditative perspective is an integral part of my life,
art work and teaching.


I combine a BFA degree in Studio Arts with a BA degree in Philosophy to create a new approach to art making. I teach art workshops and retreats with a contemplative, philosophical, heart-centered point-of-view.

My life is filled with a wide variety of experiences. In the 1960’s, I questioned the world as an Honors Philosophy major at Lake Erie College. During the summer between my transition from college to graduate school, I worked in Washington DC as a summer intern for the Legislative Counsel for the U.S. House of Representatives. I continued my studies in philosophy at the University of Viriginai Graduate School. In the mid 1970’s and early 1980’s I enjoyed the excitement and challenge of corporate life in Denver working for KHOW Radio and Frontier Airlines. In 1982,I retired from corporate life and opened my own promotions company in Denver. I traveled through Europe, South/Central America and the Far East. From 1986 - 1987, I attended the University of Denver and transfered to Boulder in 1987 and graduated with a BFA Degree from the University of Colorado (Boulder) in 1989.

From 1994-2008, I lived in on the western slope of the Sangre de Cristo Mountain Range, in the San Luis Valley, in Crestone. I had the privilege of sitting with many meditation/spiritual teachers. And, the views in the valley and mountains have been an inspiration for my artwork.

In 2008, I relocated to Longmont, Colorado where I first established my studio in Prospect New Town and then, in 2016, moved my studio to 15th & Main Street in Longmont.

Below are a listing of books and articles I have written about my experiences:

Contemplative Art, 2015 (Self-Published on Blurb) Link to the Book Website

"Le Point Vierge", Desert Call Magazine, Winter 2014 Edition

"Art Talk: Prospect's Contemplative Artist -Suzanne Frazier",
Zona Prospect Magazine, Sept 2014 Edition

"Spiritual Practice of the Heart", Desert Call Magazine, Fall 2014 Edition

"The Art of Colorado", Southwest Art Magzine, May 2014 Edition

"Longmont Studio Tour Artists
", Art Enthusiast: Longmont Council for the Arts,
Jan-Apr 2013 Edition.

"The Safety of Sacred Place", Desert Call Magazine, Summer Edition, 2011

"Sacred Space Rediscovered", Desert Call Magazine, Spring Edition, 2011

"A Heart Ripped Open", Desert Call Magazine, Summer Edition, 2010

"The Perfect Attack of the Heart", Desert Call Magazine, Spring Edition, 2008

"The Creative Process:Healing & Resurrection in Art", Desert Call Magazine,
Summer Edition, 2006

"A Contemplative View", Desert Call Magazine, Summer Edition, 2005


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