Susan Louise Sharpe FRAS
Sue is a Sydney-based Australian artist who studied art at school, and also, at the University of New South Wales, as part of her training in Occupational Therapy. In 2000, while living in England, she re-commenced formal studies in drawing and watercolour through the Open College of the Arts, United Kingdom. She also attended regular classes in watercolour.
On her return to Sydney, in 2003, she continued her instruction in watercolour at the Workshop Arts Centre in Willoughby, and then, in 2006, began painting with oils. In the following years, she has attended classes and workshops at the Royal Art Society, the Workshop Arts Centre, the National Art School, and the A S Mitchell College of Arts, Bathurst.
Sue’s art is about people and places. She has an impressionistic style, using the different hues, textures and tones of the paint to create atmospheric ‘moments in time’. Photography, drawing and watercolour ‘sketches’ are used to develop the composition and tone of the work, before she applies the paint on the canvas using palette knife and brush.
Her art is influenced by such artists as Jacques Daufin, Linda Christensen, Edward Hopper, and others who use colour with subtlety, and have strong tonal variation in their work. Sue has been the recipient of many awards for her art, and has exhibited in groups shows. In 2016 she held her first solo exhibition.
She is a Fellow of the Royal Art Society of New South Wales.