Pace Center for Girls Painting Workshop, oil on canvas
24" x 36" by Sue Boydston
Growing up in a central New Jersey exurb of New York City Sue Boydston was able to visit its' museums and galleries. She was fascinated by and studied the works of the late impressionist painters, Matisse, Picasso, the abstract expressionists, the contemporary landscape painters like Richard Diebenkorn, the California light of David Hockney and the various color field painters. The work of Louise Nevelson, Georgia O’Keeffe, the Bauhaus constructivists, the energy of Lee Krasner and the fluidity of Helen Frankenthaler still inform her.
Sue Boydston received a degree in Fine Arts and Art Education from Old Dominion University, Norfolk,Va, and pursued graduate work at the George Washington University, Washington, DC, and the University of Hawaii, Honolulu. In 30 years of teaching in public and private schools, community colleges and painting workshops, she has been inspired by the joy, sense of purpose, and directness with which young people approach their artwork. Her teaching career involved a multi media panoply to include ceramics, sculpture, printmaking, painting, textiles and drawing. As a painter these mediums have affected her visual imagery and resulting diversity.
Sue Boydston's work is included in numerous national and international private and corporate collections, and commercial spaces across the country. It has been represented in gallery and museum shows and was featured in the Artists Studio Tour conducted by the Baker Museum of Art, Naples, Florida.
Sue currently resides and maintain her studio and private residential gallery in South West Florida and welcomes gallery representation, private collectors, commissions and studio visits. A complete resume and curriculum vitae are available upon request.
"Exit Stage Left"
45" x 84"
watercolor and gouache on paper