Suzanne Falk, 36, is a self-taught photorealistic painter who creates through a unique imagined reality. Her oil paintings, often mistaken for photographs, portray contemporary storybook worlds using children's books, vintage toys, and images from her vivid dream life, while whimsical watercolors illustrate back-in-the-day roadside scenes from her travels through rural Arizona and New Mexico. Step into her east Phoenix studio containing cabinets filled with collectible toys and shelves of Golden Books and you'll see her influences — clothespins, fishhooks, wedding rings, candy, bees, matches, and fireworks. She'll be showing a paper doll painting at Trunk Space's October Paper Doll show, and among her endeavors is a comic strip called theneighborhood© depicted with pen and ink, computer drawings, and... More >>>