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My name is Sue and I am a full-time studio artist living in New Mexico.  I work in two mediums, fiber and paint.  I enjoy both immensely, each for different reasons.

I love the spontaneity of painting.  I have an unlimited range of color to work with, and if one is not right, I can modify it on the spot.  I layer, scrape, and layer again until I achieve the desired result.  I can change anything at any time.

Working with fiber can be spontaneous at times, especially when I am dying fabrics or when I am layering different surface design techniques on yards of cotton.  It can be spontaneous as I select finished fabrics to be pieced together in a composition.  BUT, if I need a particular color or design on a piece of cotton, I may not have it.  Yes, I can create it, but it slows the process.  I have a palette that is fixed, at least temporarily.

My newer work combines both mediums.  I am now painting the fabric for my textile work, using almost a whole cloth approach.  I am also experimenting with adding texture to the surface of my quilts.  Different intricate textures juxtapose the large expanses of the painted design.

I travelled for many years selling my embroideries and quilts at national art fairs.  When I moved to New Mexico, I opened a gallery to sell my work.  After four years in business, I missed being in my studio full-time and returned a few years ago to experiment and develop a new body of work.

My work is available for purchase in my studio and at different exhibits nationally, or you may contact me with questions.

If you would like to keep up on what I’m creating in the studio, you can follow my studio blog, www.studio18art.com.

Sue

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