Suzanne Lemieux  Wilson Author of Evaluating Organization Development

Suzanne Lemieux Wilson


Life Follows Art. Or mine has so far, if for education, research and career purposes. I started on the East Coast of America and ended up on the West, with stops in London, Ireland and Arizona in between. After many years as an exhibiting gallery artist I was drawn to animation and worked for Walt Disney Studios, Don Bluth and Fox Animation. In the process I have been delighted time and again to meet kindred spirits and discover the indomitability of the creative nature.

Subjects: Animation


As a conceptual artist for Twentieth Century Fox Animation and Walt Disney Feature Animation Studio, Suzanne Lemieux Wilson worked closely with the directors to develop the finished look of the films. She provided inspirational paintings, comprehensive sketches, color renderings, lighting designs, atmospheric visualizations, and style variations as well as ideas for characters, costumes, backgrounds and sets.
Suzanne brings a stellar artistic career to the industry having exhibited art internationally and won many awards for her paintings. This asset is demonstrated by the fact that her original art has appeared directly onscreen and that her designs from the films have been used for toys, books, posters, exhibition art, lobby displays, videos, advertisements, and publicity.

Areas of Research / Professional Expertise

    Film Credits:
    Titan A.E., Anastasia, Thumbelina, Bartok the Magnificent, Development Art on 7 additional proposed animated feature films
    Who's Who in American Art
    Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences (Oscar Awards) nominee, sponsored by Joe Grant
    Master Pastelist-Pastel Society of America
    6 national awards for painting
    Art in state and national public collections
    Featured in American Artist magazine
    Art published in The Art of Anastasia (Harper Collins), Painting Indoors by Charles Sovek, The Best of Pastel (Rockport Publishers)
    The Creative Talent Network (CTN)
    National Association of Photoshop Professionals (NAPP)
    Pastel Society of America (PSA)
    Pastel Society of the West Coast (PSWC)
    Phi Theta Kappa Honor Society
    Famous Artists School, Painting Course and Young People's Course
    San Juan Capistrano--Pastel and Watercolor
    Laguna Beach Art-A-Fair--Pastel workshops
    Grossmont College--Digital Drawing and Painting



Featured Title
 Featured Title - Rowland B. Wilson’s Trade Secrets - 1st Edition book cover


Michael Sporn Animation-Splog

The Secrets Behind Trade Secrets

Published: Nov 12, 2012 by Michael Sporn Animation-Splog
Authors: Michael Sporn, Suzanne Lemieux Wilson
Subjects: Animation

- "Suzanne Lemieux Wilson, wife of the late Rowland B. Wilson, just sent me a guide to how she, with information from Rowland, put together their invaluable book of notes called Trade Secrets. Seeing the skeleton come together for this book is quite an informative document, and I couldn’t be happier that she trusted my blog to relay the information.."--Michael Sporn

Michael Sporn Animation--Splog

Trade Secrets

Published: Aug 10, 2012 by Michael Sporn Animation--Splog
Authors: Michael Sporn
Subjects: Animation

"The depth of information on every page is enormous, and just perusing the book, flipping the pages, takes time because the material within is elaborate and complicated. Yet, watching Rowland Wilson break down the information makes you realize what you already know from studying his cartoons: this guy knows a lot, and all of it goes into the choices he's made in every cartoon."-Michael Sporn