Winter Pelican
Graphite and colored pencil
Available at South Street Art Gallery

Sue deLearie Adair’s artwork is inspired by her love of the natural world and all creatures great and small. She has been an avid birder for thirty years. Sue is fascinated by everything in nature and portrays many different animals, but birds are her favorite subject and comprise the majority of her work. She features detailed subjects with simple, sometimes even stylized, backgrounds. Sue works in graphite and colored pencils.

Most of Sue’s drawings are small works, but in 2018 she decided to take this scale one step further and began to draw traditional miniatures in graphite pencil. These delicate and finely detailed works demonstrate all the important aspects of fine art and can be held in the palm of the hand.

Sue’s work has been included in many prestigious national and international exhibits including Birds in Art (Leigh Yawkey Woodson Art Museum), Art and the Animal (Society of Animal Artists annual exhibition, various venues) and Art of the Animal Kingdom (Bennington Center for the Arts). She has received the Society of Animal Artists Award of Excellence, and her graphite and mixed media drawings have been selected for publication in five of North Light Books ‘best of drawing’ series Strokes of Genius. She is a signature member of the Society of Animal Artists and the Colored Pencil Society of America and a Master Pencil Artist with the Pencil Art Society.

View more of Sue’s work online.