Wednesday, August 1, 2012

Congratulations WOW Artist Sue Anne Seckora!


During August and September the Portland area will be treated to exceptionally evocative watercolor paintings by artist WOW artist Sue Anne Seckora at the LIVING ROOM GALLERY in the Tualatin Public Library. Announced in June, the Library will be hosting 8 week solo art exhibitions by local talent. Sue Anne is an award winning artist who is known for her deliberately rendered and beautifully painted wildflowers and a sense of tranquility of country places in her landscapes. Her paintings primarily focus the viewer on up-close views of northwest wildflowers in soft and gentle but vivid light and the quiet, sometimes unexpected places where she finds their beauty. She finds inspiration hiking or traveling, discovering some lovely view or fascinating wild growing thing and by her early morning walks on country roads.

Sue Anne says, “I paint about the discovery of places where the ordinary details of field and woods are extraordinary. I paint places where I find joy in being. A walk in shadow and shade or along side growing fields saturates me with joy. I want to express this gentle beauty and create a longing in others to be in those places and experience this sense of a calm presence.”

Sue Anne has been in numerous art shows and particularly enjoys the experience of teaching watercolor. She finds planning, preparing, and giving her students the joy of learning to paint in watercolor a very exhilarating experience. She teaches at the Glenn and Viola Walters Cultural Arts Center in Hillsboro, Oregon. Sue Anne is also an active member of the Oregon Society of Artists and a member of the Watercolor Society of Oregon and Women of Watercolor ~ Guild of Artists (WOW).