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.