Guest Speaker – Sue Hunter

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Date/Time: Thursday, March , 2021 7:00PM, MST

Open to participants in TAG’s Speaker Series

Speaker’s name:  Sue Hunter 

Speaker’s website: https://suehunter.fineartstudioonline.com

Sue Hunter is a multi-medium artist. Her paintings are full of color and emotion in an impressionist style.
Sue is a native of Arkansas but has been in Arizona since 1960.  She is a graduate of Western International University and has studied art at Scottsdale Artists School and with individual instructors.Sue’s art is impressionist and full of color.  Landscapes, animals, figurative, and florals are some of the images that are subjects for paintings.  The play of light and shadow as well as contrast are part of the compositions.  “I start with a photo or painting plein air and at some point my intutive nature takes over and the painting takes on the character of the emotion of the image.”

Sue’s work is impressionistic, she also does abstract paintings and recently has started doing collage paintings of a whimsical nature.  Sue also teaches art classes in all mediums, as well as workshops at Shemer Art Center and in her Scottsdale studio.

Title of presentation:  Cultivate Your Creativity through Collage

Description of presentation:

My adventure with collages started about three years ago.  A friend and I decided to do the step-by-step example in a book about collages.

Animals doing whimsical things, like listening to music with headphones, or dogs wearing real glasses reading a book, dog with fan blowing punch holes of paper in his face all appealed to my sense of humor.

One reason I enjoyed collages was there were “no rules”.  Anything goes, adding found objects, restrictions were lifted which allowed creativity to flow.  Planning the collage also made the designs stronger.

I have received a lot of items from students.  One gave me a wreath of white feathers with silver tips – “Peking Duck” was born.  Handmade glass beads creating a necklace for the dog in “French Necklace”. Pieces of dried cactus formed a nest for two hummingbird collages.  I asked another artist if I could use the picture of a baby hummingbird as the model for “Starry Nite.” Another friend helped me create the puppets for “Marionette.”

All of these contributions remind me of the friends that helped me create these fun whimsical collages.

 

 

 

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