Suzie Alvey received her Bachelor of Art in Studio Art from the State University of New York at Albany. The Garden City resident has been a freelance artist since 1980. Her portraits in oil and pastel have won awards in local art shows, including the Art League of Nassau County. Suzie's work was featured in Barnes Gallery recently, located in Garden City South. Her landscapes are included in many collections, including those of the following: Sandy and Nelson DeMille, the national author; Hempstead Town Supervisor, Kate Murray; Garden City Village Hall and Garth Snow, the New York Islanders General Manager.
Ms. Alvey studied with Dan Slapo, Hall of Fame and Master Pastelist, Pastel Society of America (PSA); John Rogers, AWS (American Watercolor Society); Marion Brown, AWS and Rob Silverman. Currently, she studies with Howard Rose. She has been a juried member of the Art League of Nassau County since 1987 and a juried member of the National Art League since 2014.
Suzie received the President Barack Obama Award for Volunteerism in 2012. She also received the “Women of Distinction Award” from Assemblyman, Tom McKevitt in 2009. An active volunteer, she is Assistant Historian for the Village of Garden City. She has worked with many charities over the years, including being a board member of the Garden City Historical Society, the publicity co-chair for the Art League of Nassau County, one of the directors at the Garden City Bird Sanctuary and as the official photographer at her church. Suzie and husband, Robert were honored in June 2014 by the Mineola-Garden City Rotary Club for their outstanding community service.