Sue is a hobby artist who delights in being creative in her studio for a few hours most days. She works mostly in acrylics and oils but likes to try her hand in a variety of mediums such as waxes collages etc.
Sue was brought up in Central Africa and spent her formative years moving from one small mining town to another with her family. Both parents were creative and her mother was a botanical artist. Sue was encouraged to amuse herself with few material possessions. She developed a deep love of nature and the surrounding bush with its diversity of flora and fauna.
Many years later Sue emigrated to Perth with her young family and as soon as her children were established at primary school, she began to attend part time art classes at TAFE and the Claremont College of Art.
A decade later and following another shift, this time to Adelaide, she became a volunteer art guide at the South Australia Art Gallery, which reinforced her love of history and art.
In the past decade, and following a further move to Brisbane, Sue has intermittedly attended short courses in various mediums of art and has attended Don Waters weekly demonstration sessions at Beenleigh.
Sue mainly works in acrylics but dabbles in oils and mixed media. She is Brisbane-based and a member of RQAS. Her paintings are based in reality but she likes to look for the humour in everyday life.
Schooling in Zimbabwe, business college in England and art certificate at TAFE, WA.
Twisted Palettes Exhibition, March 2008, Robina Art Gallery , Gold Coast, Twisted Palettes Exhibition, July 2009, Circle Gallery (Art Shed) , West End, Brisbane.
‘Yisms Exhibition’ November 2013, ‘Yisms’ Exhibition, Beenleigh District Historical Village, December 2013
The Gallery in the Corridor Exhibitions – December 2013, March 2014, May 2014, September 2014, December 2014. June 2015, November 2015, February 2016, May 2016, August 2016.
Currumbin RSL – Joint exhibition – September 2016
Everyday life, nature, colour, movement, pattern, humour.