Suzanne D’Arcy was born in California, splitting her youth between her grandmother’s farm near Jackson, California, and her family’s life in the city. She graduated from the University of California, Davis with two degrees in art. Her painting interests hold to her life experiences: Rural scenes and farming activities, coupled with various community activities that depict people busy with their country or city lives. She has long been a painter of figurative images, including domestic animals and big machinery. She is also a sports car buff. D’Arcy is active in various open space preservation organizations and lives with her family in Moraga, California.