In 2013, Sue completed an Honours year with Painting at Tas. College of the Arts, University of Tasmania, Hobart. BFA Hons.(Professional Stream).
Sue completed her Fine arts Degree at the National Art School Sydney in 2002 majoring in Painting.
In September 2013,The Spring Bay Studio and Gallery hosted the first university unit in Fine Arts to be held on the East Coast of Tasmania. The unit was held over 10 days by Tasmanian College of the Arts creating a new and exciting development for Visual Arts on the East Coast.
In December 2014 The Spring Bay Studio launched it’s first major exhibition, “Spring Bay Perspective” combining it with the launch of the new Gallery Space.
Sue has been working with a group of artists who are committed to developing a working studio and Gallery in which to further develop Visual Arts on the East Coast of Tasmania.
The Spring Bay Studio and Gallery will be displaying it’s main annual exhibition in January 2017. The Studio will be open from 10.30-4pm each day from December 31 until January 29. See the Events Page for detail.
In 2002 at the completion of her degree, she joined The Ultimo Project, an established association of artists/studios in Sydney’s inner west. During the early years following her time at NAS Sue served on The
FONAS committee (Friends of the National Art School) as secretary and later as treasurer for a short period.
Her committee role also helped her gain extensive experience in the hanging and curation of large exhibitions . Particularly with the exhibitions held in conjunction with ASX Reuters Charity Foundation.
Sue pursued post graduate training with Michelle Hiscock learning the finer points of 17th century painting techniques for a year, which culminated in an exhibition at the Institute of Architects. in 2004.
During 2003 to 2006 Sue continued to exhibit work in shows such as Art of the Rocks (2003) 20/20 Vision, Parliament House Sydney, ASX Reuters Charity Foundation Exhibition and others. A second solo exhibition followed at the Ultimo Project Gallery in 2006.
2006 to 2011 Sue has exhibited regularly in the Landscape and Drawing exhibitions held by Defiance Gallery in Sydney.
Just prior to this Sue was invited to run a painting workshop on the East Coast of Tasmania. This proved to be the beginning of her journey home, having spent most of her adult life in Sydney.
On arrival in Tasmania, she began to teach painting to local artists with a view to establishing a practicing studio for artists in the area. After much hard work and 4 years later this is now a reality and thriving. It is known as the Spring Bay Studio and Gallery.
Early in 2012 Sue published a small e-book<, “Tasmanian Paintings”, to promote the local landscape and the paintings that have come from her relationship with it. The hard copy version has just been launched and is available through outlets listed on the E-Book page of this site.
In September 2012 Sue participated in “Diminutive”, an exhibition at the Ultimo Project Studios in Sydney. The exhibition formed part of the Sydney Fringe Festival. For more information go to The Ultimo Project