Sue was born in Joberg, lived in the Karoo and now resides in Kommetjie with her husband and son.
Light IS ALWAYS THE subject OF sue’s WORK from figure drawings to PORTRAITS, to abstract WORKS. her influences are the mid-century colour field painters such as mark rothko and helen Frankenthaler as well as other abstract exprEssionists.
philosophy, THE MYSTERY OF LIFE and THE COMPLEXITY OF THE HUMAN PSYCHE with its UNAVOIDABLE INTERNAL AND EXTERNAL RELATIONSHIPS, inform sue’s work, both as a painter and as a writer.
“writing IS verbal, PAINTING IS non-verbal - IT’S a very satisfying combination”
she WORKs MAINLY IN OILS ON OVERSIZED CANVASSES BUT is currently playing with ACRYLIC DRAWINGS, oils ON PAPER, AND MINIATURE BLOCK-ART.
Sue’s earlier careers in Fashion and Interiors allowed her a certain amount of creativity but her dream was always to paint. OVER THE YEARS she’s TRAINED WITH VARIOUS ARTISTS INCLUDING KERRY EVANS, DAVID KUIJERS AND JULIA TEALE and in 2010
Sue became a full-time painter.
Sue’s POEMS HAVE BEEN PUBLISHED IN THE RHODES JOURNAL aRIEL (2008) AND IN PATRICIA SHONSTEIN’S ANTHOLOGY: ‘AFRICA! POEMS ABOUT LOVE, LOSS AND LONGING’ (2014) and
She’s currently working on a new poetry manuscript: ‘Heaven and Earth’ as well as writing a romance series with four other writers.