"I was born in Auckland but moved to Perth, Western Australia, in 1978, where I trained and taught as a primary school teacher. In the 1980's I dabbled in various art media, gaining high marks in an Art and Design course at a Perth Tech, but it was the watercolour medium that really hooked me. When I moved back to NZ in 1995, my woodturner husband Robbie and I opened our own gallery."Wildwood Gallery
Living so near Lake Taupo, Sue's main motivation is to express the beauty, drama and mystery of our sensational local landscape.
Images are predominantly inspired by the dramatic central plateau vistas, contrasted with close-up elements relating to each scene, especially native flora.
Her acrylic and watercolour paintings feature colour harmony, creatively implied texture and contemporary design elements such as transparent glazes, intermittent panels and borders enhanced with metallic paint.
Other subjects range from native birds and flora to classic still life and more abstract or whimsical themes such as her "Still Life Riot" and Mixed Media series.
- frequently commissioned
- represented around NZ and in many countries overseas
- small and unframed works also available
- packing and postage arranged
- workshops, demonstrations and tuition
Also on display in Wildwood Gallery is an attractive selection of unframed paintings, perfect for travellers, and very reasonably priced for original artwork.
Apart from at Wildwood Gallery, Sue's paintings can be viewed at various exhibitions or for her most recent works, see her Facebook page Sue Graham - Artist at Wildwood Gallery.
Her popular art classes for all ages have resulted in two successful students' exhibitions and frequent requests for art workshops around the North Island.