I’ve never been satisfied with making art for beauty’s sake alone.
After 40 years teaching in California and Oregon schools, Sue Thomas is doing full time what she sketched in the museums of New York, Florence, and Amsterdam. The seeds of her artistic direction were planted early with family trips to the Metropolitan Art Museum in New York from her native New Jersey.
“I’ve never been satisfied with making art for beauty’s sake alone.”
“I want to put down the essence, the gut feeling of an object. To this I continually take instruction from other painters and every Saturday 3 hour drawing sessions with a model. Sketching in cafes, airports, gardens enables me to see and bring my drawings and paintings to life”.
Currently, she works in David Reidel’s still life studio weekly to tackle the drama of light and shadow. “My goal is art for everyone so I keep my prices reasonable”. Sizes for her still lifes are 8 x 10 to 11 x 14 in; prices from $30 to $90. plus postage. Her paintings are unframed with wrapped canvas edges and ready to hang. This gives the viewer a direct encounter with the image free from a frame.
Commissions accepted for paintings from photographs. To get an accurate likeness, Sue does a grid from the photo, sketches this in oil paint, then uses washes of acrylic paint to create the person’s portrait. Prices for portraits range from $50 to $90.
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