In an engagement with colour starting in 2010 and after training as a colour consultant, Suzy started her own business COLOURaware. In her visual art practice she used colour scanning to match colours found in the built and natural environment, using them to decorate and enhance the same environment in a process she called ‘tweaking’. In a process opposite to that of siting artworks against a pure, white background, the colour works play with ambient colour, harmonising and visually interacting within a complex visual environment, sometimes themselves framing another subject or forming a backdrop to the work of other artists.
In a work that formed part of a memorial event, the disused chapel and art space at Dilston Grove was transformed with textile panels whose colour was intended to evoke the departed friend. Other textile commissions have commemorated marriages and special occasions as well as the deceased.