ARTIST STATEMENT SUE SMITH – RECIPIENT OF MULTIPE INTERNATIONAL AWARDS

Originally a photographer I recently started again to express my feelings in paintings.

Even if I don’t hesitate showing in my photography environmental problems in my watercolours, drawings and digital paintings I’m inclined to show in bold colours the beauty around us.

My watercolour painting “Journey of the Soul” was inspired by an SALA workshop held in my art gallery so I took after 40+ years a brush in my hand again and started ‘playing’ with colours, sponges and kinds of brushes not even known in my earlier days. Intentionally this painting has no description as I like the viewer literally to ‘write’ his/her own story to this work.

Beside watercolours I did one mixed media work (non-toxic oils, acrylics, pen) but my lung condition prevents me to paint with oils again.
I love doing “Children’s Art paintings”, they are such a fun to paint and are loved by young and old, one of them was sold not even 30mins after publishing on social media as screensaver for mobile phones and computers.

As I earn a living with photography I call myself a hobby painter, this may change when I decide on full-retirement.

https://assp.suesmithphotography.com.au/