Suzy Scarborugh begins each piece by creating a collage background of book pages from late nineteenth and early twentieth century books. She chooses these books for their beautiful intricate engravings, drawings and the golden brown paper. Scarborough also uses more modern sources including: botanical drawings, mechanical drawings, maps, mathematical/geometric drawings, architectural drawings, medical/anatomical illustrations, non english texts, illustrations of ancient cave drawings and other archaeological sites, etc.
Over the collage Scarborough paints with acrylic paint, oil sticks, and sometimes water color. She allows the painting to develop organically, allowing the paint to drip and puddle. The pieces have an encaustic finish which gives each piece a misty luminous quality.
Born in Louisville, Kentucky - May 22, 1958
Education: J.D. University of South Carolina-School of Law
Graduated 1986 Cum Laude; Law Review; Order of the COIF
B.A. English Literature, University of South Carolina (Aiken Campus);
Graduated 1983 Magna Cum Laude
Law Career: 1990-1992: Business Litigation associate, Attorney with Harry Swagart, P.A.
1988-1990: Staff Attorney for S.C. Court of Appeals
1986-1988: Associate attorney for Kilpatrick & Cody (now Kilpatrick, Stockton)
Painting Career: 1992-Present: Painting as a self-taught artist