Monet’s Water Lilies
Oil on Belgian Linen Panel
12 x 16 in.
Available Through Settlers West Galleries

Visiting the gardens in Giverny for the first time was a beautiful and enlightening experience for Sue Wipf. That day in early spring was cold and rainy, but yet the light brought the most striking color and atmosphere at Monet’s pond. This painting, Monet’s Water Lilies, is a moment captured on canvas.

This painting is a juried piece in the upcoming Women Artists of the West 50th Annual Invitational Exhibition, March 25 – April 17, 2020, at Settlers West Galleries in Tucson, Arizona.

Born in California and raised in Minnesota, Sue worked on her parents’ farm and spent time pondering the skies and the beauty around her. That experience continues to influence her values and her perspective on the world around her. An avid gardener today, she enjoys artistic expression through her love for nature. This has transpired to her plein air painting and studio work. Living by an environmental lake frequented by trumpeter swans, great blue herons, eagles, hawks and ducks, allows her the privilege of observing beauty every day. Sue also lives near 2,600 acres of parkland with native prairie grasses and flowers.

“Though realistic in my painting technique, I look for the wondrous abstract patterns in nature and still life, and strive for the less is more philosophy. Painting outdoors brings excitement in capturing the emotion of that moment through color and light.”

Vermeer, Sargent, Turner, and Sorolla have influenced Sue. She has studied at the Schroeder Studio and taken workshops from Master artists such as David Leffel, Sherri McGraw, Skip Whitcomb, Matt Smith, Scott Christensen, Carolyn Anderson, Mary Pettis, and others.

Sue is a member of Outdoor Painters of Minnesota, a signature member of Women Artists of the West, and an associate member of Oil Painters of America, Plein Air Artists Colorado, and the American Impressionist Society.

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