Featured Artist - Sue Burton
Our Featured Artist for June/July is Sue Burton, whose work is now on display in the new Art West Community Gallery during the current exhibition running from Thursday May 28th until Saturday July 19th.
Call into the gallery to see her fabulous work in person.
Sue Burton is a Brisbane artist based in the Western suburbs and exhibits at the Art West Community Gallery along with having art available on the Bluethumb on-line Gallery at https://bluet.hm/SueB
Sue Burton is largely a self-taught artist and has attended classes and workshops with various artists to extend her practice.
Sue has always been interested in painting and comes from a family of artists including commercial and fine artists exhibiting locally and interstate. Her work is mainly in acrylic and on canvas with subjects ranging from landscapes to floral and abstract paintings, mainly in a loose impressionistic, colourful style. Sometimes using a palette knife Sue has been known to get overenthusiastic and use her hands for blending and when seeking a specific look. Sue's main influences are Margaret Olley and Claude Monet however she loves the landscapes of the Heidelberg school and their portrayal of the Australian Bush.
Sue has won several small art prizes over the years at James Cook Uni and has been recognized as an emerging artist by the Royal Art Society of Queensland. Sue has exhibited and sold work through the Royal Queensland Show and Rotary Art Spectacular for the last five years. In the last two years, her work has also been available through Art West and Bluethumb, having sold more than forty pieces of art and regularly completing commissions. The greatest joy she has is hearing her work described as joyous and colourful. Sue usually sets out to create or express beauty and bring a sense of calm or colour to the subject rather than a social commentary. Sue Burton has work in both private collections and displayed commercially. You can contact Sue on 0418 198 724 or call into the gallery to see these wonderful artworks firsthand.