Comox Valley Arts is pleased to collaborate with Red Tree Specialty Coffee, in creating a exhibition space for our members. This month we are delighted to share the work of Sue Pyper. From Sept. 15 to Oct. 31 Sue’s work will grace the walls.
An opening reception with Sue will be held Thursday, Sept.17 from 5-7 p.m. Red Tree is in Tin Town – 2456 Rosewall Cres., Courtenay.
Sue Pyper is a fine artist specializing in watercolour, pyrography (woodburning) and pointillism, a style of painting that uses many, many, many small dots. The result is a highly detailed work of intricate colour combinations, textures, and densities that are both life-like and whimsical.
Her subject matter is varied and engaging, from detailed animal pictures, and touching pet portraits, to abstract drawings inspired by nature. The detail can take many hours to create with larger pieces taking over 40 hours to produce.
Sue has been creating art for over 30 years and with artistic skills that range from graphic designer, musician, and artist, to garden design and photographer; few people are able to enjoy a life as infused by creative pursuits.
The majority of her art has been graphic design, and it is only recently that she has returned to her first love of creating beautiful art pieces. Due to the fine nature of her creations, Sue’s work is in much demand and the originals are often spoken for as soon they are displayed. Prints of her work, both framed and unframed, are available as well as commissioned pet and animal portraits.
Orginally from the UK, Sue graduated from Art & Design College in London, and after graduating went on to do a photographic apprenticeship and a City and Guilds in photography. For most of her career in London, she worked as a production manager in West End advertising agencies and then later in magazine production.
In 2000, Sue moved to Canada, and returning to her design roots, opened a graphic design business. An award-winning songwriter, musician and performer, Sue has produced two albums and has designed album covers for many other musicians.
There are few pursuits that are not creative in Sue’s world from designing contemporary garden landscapes and water features, to watercolour, acrylic and other mixed media. Her latest artistic passion brings her full circle, revisiting some of the techniques explored during her early artistic career.
Sue’s playful imagination and versatile expression visit themes of natural beauty, revealing the wonderful details of seemingly simple subjects.
Most of Sue’s work is inspired by nature and the beautiful Comox Valley on Vancouver Island. When Sue is not painting and enjoying the serenity of the acreage she calls home, she can be found gardening and playing music with friends.
Visit http://suepyper.ca/ for more about Sue’s work.