Be Yourself Everybody Else Is Already Taken - Oscar Wilde
Sue has been painting for twenty years and has taught landscape painting classes since 2002. She emphasizes teaching the acquisition of observation skills—perceiving a painting as a series of abstract hierarchal relationships— and rejects formulaic approaches to painting, trusting and encouraging each artist's original work methods and expression. The NAA is fortunate to have Sue teaching a class "Painting the Large Canvas" starting in February for 7 sessions, 9:30am-12:30pm, at the Byfield Community Arts Center in Byfield MA. More information Here .
"Long lines of landscape space, curious shapes, the interconnectedness of light, air and every thing...the mute profundity of nature. A painting exists in many dimensions. It is an object crafted of wood, cloth and paint and it represents three dimensions on two. It holds the fourth dimension of time in it's marks and it expresses metaphysical ideas of memory, spirit, experience and emotion. A painting is thought made visible. The best ones stay with you like a hummable melody. I aim for that." Sue Charles artist statement
Sue is influenced and inspired by Bruegel, Klimt, Porter, Khan, Thomson, Hockney and Shils. For her their work possesses strength in fine drawing, dynamic composition and pattern, and together with love of place expresses a deep appreciation of nature.
Her paintings using goldleaf are magical.
More of Sue's work can be seen on her website.