Born in 1981, Ezra Suko was raised in the Pacific Northwest. He began painting at age 14 when he asked his father (a former painter himself) for his old painting supplies. It was then that he discovered the joy of re-creating the world through paint. As he began painting, he observed nature and experimented in order to improve himself as an artist, and in 2001 award-winning artist Jerry Yarnell began to mentor him. Jerry instructed Ezra in the principles of composition and gave him helpful practical advice as a beginning artist.
For years Ezra’s preferred medium was acrylics, but in recent years he’s enjoyed the marriage of brush strokes and softness of edges that can only be achieved with oils. The inspiration for his paintings comes from those glimpses of beauty that spark his imagination and which can be seen in the world that surrounds our daily lives. Ezra regularly makes pencil and oil sketches from nature, which he then uses in the creation of his studio paintings. His subjects range from the dramatic to the commonplace.