White Out
Oil on canvas on panel
12 x 12 in.
Available from RS Hanna Gallery

Sue’s painting White Out will be featured in Oil Painters of America’s 29th National Juried Exhibition at the RS Hanna Gallery in Fredericksburg, TX, opening October 16, 2020. This piece was the first in a recent series she completed with the goal of exploring a single color family in one painting. Even though pure white isn’t considered a color, she wanted to explore the many subtle colors that are actually needed to beautifully depict white.

A love of art has been with her since childhood. Most everywhere she looks, Sue sees beauty in many surprising things, and as many artists discover, they have an innate need to not only observe those things, but to also recreate those things! This results in her subject matter running the gamut, from her first love of painting people, to still life and landscape. “Whatever catches my eye and makes me say ‘Wow’ becomes something I want to paint”, explains Sue. This usually happens when light falling on something in a particular way causes an ordinary subject to become quite beautiful or when an emotion or memory bubbles up when viewing it. “So when someone asks me for the reason behind why I painted a particular thing, my simple answer is ‘because it’s pretty,'” says Sue.

As a result of studying with some excellent painters and through many years of practice, Sue has been able to hone her skills; so in return, she also teaches oil painting. She has won numerous awards in her 15 years of painting, with the most rewarding milestone being her Signature Member status in the Oil Painters of America.

Sue’s paintings can be found at the following galleries:
Anderson Fine Art Gallery, St. Simons Island, GA
Cortile Gallery, Provincetown, MA
Hughes Gallery, Boca Grande, FL
Main Street Gallery, Annapolis, MD
Susan Powell Fine Art, Madison, CT

View Sue’s paintings on her website at https://www.suefoell.com/.

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