Sue Bark is an emerging oil painter residing in North Carolina. She studied illustration at The University of the Arts and degreed in art at Virginia Tech. She taught photography in Virginia's Fairfax County Public Schools for decades before immersing herself in the local world of coastal Wilmington through her art, triathlons and other outdoor adventures.
She has studied with regional artists and is exploring en plein air and studio painting utilizing light and explosive color. Her paintings are filled with fresh brushstrokes and happy colors. They have been compared to Wolf Kahn and Wayne Thiebaud's work, both whom she greatly admires and feels a kinship to. Her visual expression of the world is done intuitively through color, usually through seaside and architectural landscapes. It is her intent to evoke a moment of joy in this age of confusion.
Sue's work has been juried into regional and national shows, won awards, and is in private collections.
Do you ever get light-headed and giddy about something you do? That's how I feel when I pick up a brush and begin to interpret the world. The direction I move may be thought whimsical but I take my cue from the brightest and most vivid colors, adding an object, altering colors or changing things about. What fun it is to be an architect on canvas. Light and color are my magical combination. I do hope that you will agree and enjoy the view.
Upcoming Events and Exhibits
State of the Art/Art of the State The Cameron Museum of Art 11/20/2014-2/12/2015 Reception: ()
Arts of the Albemarle Elizabeth City 12/15/2014-2/28/2015 Reception: ()
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