Sue's creativity and sharp observations have led her in many artistic directions from photography and drawing, to painting and songwriting. Orginally from the UK, Sue graduated from Art & Design College in London, and after graduating went on to do a photographic apprenticeship and a City and Guilds in photography. For most of her career in London, she worked as a production manager in West End advertising agencies and then later in magazine production.
In 2000, Sue moved to Canada, and returning to her design roots, opened a graphic design business. An award-winning songwriter, musician and performer, Sue has produced two albums and has designed album covers for many other musicians. There are few pursuits that are not creative in Sue's world from designing contemporary garden landscapes and water features, to watercolour, acrylic and other mixed media. Her latest artistic passion brings her full circle, revisiting some of the techniques explored during her early artistic career.
Sue's playful imagination and versatile expression visit themes of natural beauty, revealing the wonderful details of seemingly simple subjects. Using pen and ink and watercolour, she creates detailed animal and nature paintings and highly stylized abstract works which are garnering interest in both the art community and the art buying public. Her commissioned pet portraits are earning notoriety, and convey the warmth, devotion and unique character of her subjects.
Most of Sue's work is inspired by nature and the beautiful Comox Valley on Vancouver Island. When Sue is not painting and enjoying the serenity of the acreage she calls home, she can be found gardening and playing music with friends.