Sue Tyler: Idea and and Intuition – Landscape in Mixed Media
September 27 @ 1:00 pm - 2:30 pm
How does the artist capture an essence, the core, of an experience or place? Artist Sue Tyler demonstrates the process of creating a mixed media work using water media in order to convey a deeper expression of the natural world and interactions with it. Through acrylics, collage materials and other support materials, Sue begins with a drawing or design as a foundation and builds the work to enrich or inform the idea further. The fun begins when the artist stays open to design possibility and deeper discovery in materials and images. This approach also enhances other methods of working, sharpening a greater sense of purpose and attention to composition by the artist – what do I want to express and how well am I doing that?
Sue Tyler draws inspiration from images of the West. An Idaho native, Sue has lived, painted and taught in the shadows of the Teton mountains for four decades. Her art seeks to share the spirit of the land, in its varied seasons, forms, colors and patterns. She continually seeks the magic of a place and how the experience of interaction with place becomes a personal statement. A respected and dedicated teacher-artist for over 25 years, Sue is known for her expressive watercolors, acrylics (plein air and studio ), and mixed media work. Subject matter is a starting point for exploration of elements of line, space, texture, color to make a greater statement about the subject, or experience of the encounter with the subject. In 2013 Sue left her teaching career to paint full time. As Sue continues to paint throughout the West, she has won several event competitions for her work, an artist residency in Alaska, and selections in national juried shows.
See more of Sue’s work here.