Sue Bennett, artist Jacksonville, Oregon
Born in Oregon, I loved to draw from the time I remember. I studied art for 10 years in college classes and national workshops. Drawing led to Basic Design which led to Oil painting which led to Print Making which led to Watercolor and back to Oil. I currently work in Watercolor and Oil. Instructors of special help are Harley Brown, Bruce Butte, Richard McKinley
Art related experiences and gallery affiliations and exhibits
Oregon Street Gallery, Jacksonville, Oregon, Art & Soul Gallery, Ashland, Oregon; 2002-2016, Workshop Instructor, Watercolor on locations in Washington, Louisiana, New Mexico, New Hampshire, California, Oregon, Italy and Canada: 1986-2016, Art In Motion, domestic and international workshops, founder & instructor: 1995-2011, Art in the Mountains, co-founder and instructor: l986-1995, Art Teaching Staff, Central Oregon Community College, Bend: 1985-1996, Freed Gallery, Lincoln City 2004 – 2014, Rogue Gallery, Art in Bloom, Travel Tales, Tuscan Sun, Medford, OR, Lake Oswego, Festival of Arts 50 Oregon Artists Invitational, Exclusive Accents Gallery, Jacksonville and Medford, OR, Mockingbird Gallery Landscape Show, Bend, Oregon, Solo Show and Two Artist Show, Sunriver Lodge Gallery, OR, Lawrence Gallery Showcase, Sheridan, Oregon
Selected juried exhibits, honors and publications
Yaquina River Museum Estuary Exhibit, 2015 with annual Purchase Award for Yasek Loop Barn, Grants Pass Art Museum Invitational Figurative Show, “The Human Form” Sept -Nov 2015, Chosen to Create The Britt Music Festival Poster, “Moon Music,” 201, Pacific Maritime & Heritage Center Exhibit, Newport, Or, June 2014, Yaquina River Museum acquisition of “Mendocino Morning” watercolor, Sept 2013, Jacksonville Review, Cover and Cover Article, “J’ville Woodlands Trail,” Sept 2013, Canyon Creek Gallery, 7 Feathers Purchase for Permanent Collection 2013, Four Northwest Artists Exhibition, Toledo, OR 19th Annual Art Event, Sept 2012, Watercolor West International Show, Brea, CA; 2011, Watercolor Society of Oregon 2014, 2013, 2011, 2010, 2009; Platinum Award, 2004; Gold Award, 1999; Silver Medal Award, 1993; Bronze Medal Award, 1991, Rogue Valley Historical Art Competition, Historical Bldg Award and Purchase, 2010, Juror, Associated Arts 40th National Fine Art, Ocean Shores WA, Apr 2009, Northwest Watercolor Society Awards, 1994 and 1998, New Orleans XIX National Exhibition, Award, Juror, Northwest Wearable Art Show, Mirror Pond Gallery, Bend, Or, Instructor of the Year, Central Oregon Community College, Warm Springs MUSEUM Juror, Native American Show, Best of Pastels Rockport Publishers, North Light Books
My paintings are portrayed with simplicity of shape and rich colors; I get very involved with the medium, and paint to express beauty, mood and heart — to take the viewer to a place of refreshment. I am emotionally caught up from start to finish and like it best when I am slightly surprised by the end result. I am grateful for God’s blessing this path of life.
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