Paper Towel Collage

with Suzi Graham


Tuesday, January 24th, 9:30 – Noon

WAITLIST – email

Bring your whimsy and let’s create colorful collage paintings that will bring a smile to the viewers face.

From Suzi:  “I discovered using bits of paper towels while in a water color workshop. I didn’t like the way my flowers looked so I tore off a bit of paper towel to cover it.

The paper towel absorbed the color and presented a great texture. I later discovered that paper towel collage is actually  “a thing”!  

Included will be a demonstration of additional texture techniques that can be added to your collage.


Water colors, palette and brushes

Water color paper 140 cold press 9 x 12 or 11 x 14

White Tape

All other materials will be provided.  If you do not have any of the required materials, email Suzi at

Susan Graham, Paper Towel Collage, Portsmouth Arts Guild

About Suzi Graham

I began painting and experimenting with mediums and color soon after I retired from practicing law. My husband Gary Graham and I have a home studio – Graham Studio RI in Portsmouth and The Graham Gallery in Bristol, RI. .


I reach out with color, form, texture and familiar objects to tap you on the shoulder and say come share some whimsy with me. Acrylic paint is my medium of choice but I like water color for collage.

I like to have an idea in mind when I begin to paint and then let the painting take me where it wants to go. I often add some form of collage to give the painting texture and life. I have had great fun collaging with paper towels.

‘We look at a painting to know the painter. Its his company we are after, not his skill.James Whistler.


2019 People’s Choice, Land Meets Water Show, Portsmouth Arts Guild Fall Show 

2019 Recognition Award Bristol Art Museum “Cold Snap” Show

2019 Honorable Mention, Portsmouth Arts Guild Juried Abstract Show

2021 Honorable Mention, Portsmouth Arts Guild Juried Photography Show

2022 Rhode Island Water Color Society “Celebrating Color”  juried show

2022 Bristol Art Museum “Juried Members Show” show

2022 Rhode Island Water Color Society “Anything Goes” juried show

2022 Honorable Mention, Portsmouth Arts Guild Juried Photography Show



Portsmouth Arts Guild: Member, past board member, past Education Director

Bristol Art Museum member

Rhode Island Water Color Society member

View Suzi’s work online: