Born in Tumbarumba Sue has always been interested in all different forms of arts and crafts. With gardening her other passion she brought the two interests together in her painting. She paints all variety of flora subjects - heritage plants and vegetables along with the beautiful Australian natives with their vibrant flowers and fruits are of particular interest. She has a keen sense of design and colour which brings flair to this traditional subject.
Though painting in all mediums - oils, acrylics, pen and ink and pastels - watercolour is now her preferred medium because of its vibrancy and freshness in colours. This allows her to achieve the brilliance and subtlety of colour of the flowers, fruits and birds, especially the Australian native flora and fauna.
Many past teachers have had a great influence on Sue’s art and she has challenged herself and the boundaries by observing the different shapes, colours and the individual characters each plant had to offer, including all the imperfections.Sue has exhibited her paintings for many years at the Canberra Botanical Art Exhibition, Peter Crisp’s Glass Gallery and other local exhibitions.
Sue is a member of the Canberra Botanical Art Group and the U3A Yass Art Group.