Sue Graef

My paintings are a vehicle used to lift a person up, bring about a smile and maybe even make someone laugh. With all that goes on in the world it’s sort of an escape from worries, problems and sadness and an entrance into the world of whimsy, cheerfulness and fun. I love color, bold shapes and exciting compositions. It’s all about taking an ordinary everyday object or location and blowing it up with colors that react next to each other, vibrate, bounce or pop!

The finest quality acrylic-based pigments are applied to stretched canvas with layer upon layer of color creating bright contrast with unconventional combinations of shades. 

Growing up with an artist mother was a stroke of good fortune providing all the paint and paper imaginable along with loving patience and encouragement. I was formally educated in the fine arts at the University of the Arts, Tyler School of Art and Clemson University.