Sue credits her school art teacher Bill Ogilvie with enthusing her about art although she eventually chose a very different career path in the corporate world. She has always loved colour and especially the Fauves period.
Previously a gallery owner with her late husband, she encouraged many aspiring artists but did not have the time to pursue her painting and finally picked up the brushes when her mother, a successful artist but now deceased, developed macular degeneration and persuaded Sue to have a go. She subsequently took lessons with Patrick Moss, Glenda Wise, Joan Harris and more recently Charlie Tong. Sue works in oils and prefers portraiture and still life although she has recently extended her interests to garden scenes and floral illustration on commission. These works represent several years’ retrospective work and now, after a three year hiatus following life threatening medical issues, she is painting with renewed vigour finding great joy in the use of colour.