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Sue Banks

Medium: Acrylic

Description:  Painting on furniture, household objects, wood, slate and stones

A short artist's statement from Sue Banks: I am a self-taught artist painting realism in fluid acrylics, usually on surfaces that rarely require framing, such as furniture, household objects, wood, slate, and stones. Fluid Acrylics allow me to employ both water color techniques such as layering and washes, as well as oil painting techniques using intense color, fine lines and blending. I am happy to accept commissions for furniture and as well as pet portraits and house portraits on canvas. Anything at all can be the focus of an inspiration and client requests continually encourage me to spread my wings. I specialize in hyper-realism and have painted a wide range of subject matter from flowers, animals, rocks, vehicles, sneakers, teacups, faux surfaces and architectural themes. My work is intensely colored, detail oriented, and joyful. Working from actual objects is most effective for my trompe l’oeil designs, along with photos as guides. I am known for painting a little insect or critter somewhere on each piece, even if it’s just on the underside near my signature. I am proud to say that six of my paintings featuring stone were showcased in the 2016 September/August issue of Rocks and Minerals Magazine. A few years ago I won Best in Show at Manchester Community College for an interpretive sculpture of the female body. I am a member of the Women Artist’s Collective.

Sue Banks

Medium: Acrylic

Description:  Painting on furniture, household objects, wood, slate and stones

A short artist's statement from Sue Banks: I am a self-taught artist painting realism in fluid acrylics, usually on surfaces that rarely require framing, such as furniture, household objects, wood, slate, and stones. Fluid Acrylics allow me to employ both water color techniques such as layering and washes, as well as oil painting techniques using intense color, fine lines and blending. I am happy to accept commissions for furniture and as well as pet portraits and house portraits on canvas. Anything at all can be the focus of an inspiration and client requests continually encourage me to spread my wings. I specialize in hyper-realism and have painted a wide range of subject matter from flowers, animals, rocks, vehicles, sneakers, teacups, faux surfaces and architectural themes. My work is intensely colored, detail oriented, and joyful. Working from actual objects is most effective for my trompe l’oeil designs, along with photos as guides. I am known for painting a little insect or critter somewhere on each piece, even if it’s just on the underside near my signature. I am proud to say that six of my paintings featuring stone were showcased in the 2016 September/August issue of Rocks and Minerals Magazine. A few years ago I won Best in Show at Manchester Community College for an interpretive sculpture of the female body. I am a member of the Women Artist’s Collective.

Tour Location: Arbor Arts Center - Weekend #1

Website: www.paintedfurniturebysue.com

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