Sue Braswell

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Sue Braswell

United States

Sue Braswell's studies in the 1970s and 80s focused on printmaking and drawing. She received a BFA from Old Dominion University in Norfolk, VA, and then continued her printmaking at the Virginia Museum of Fine Arts School in Richmond. After a decade of working in graphic design, she returned to the fine arts. For six years she studied oil painting and figure drawing at the Art League in Alexandria, VA, primarily with Diane Tessler and Robert Liberace. In 2005, she moved to a horse farm fifty miles west of Washington, DC in The Plains, VA where she now has a studio in Stuart Street Atelier. While teaching and taking workshops there, she studied with guest instructor, realist artist Michael Davis for two years.

Painting what she knows, but wants to understand more, is what drives Sue. The daily life and landscape of her farm offer continual inspiration. Studio still-life painting is an equal endeavor for the same reason -- to find the complexities of a subject through careful observation, and then to render them honestly.

Sue has earned national recognition for her work. In the past year, she was juried into the National Oil and Acrylic Painters Society Best of America Small Painting Exhibit at Principle Gallery in Charleston, SC, and she was a finalist in the still-life division of the Portrait Society of America Members Only Competition.




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