Sue Archibald graduated in Fine Arts from the University of Guelph in 1980, specializing in painting, drawing and printmaking. Her studies continued with Grant McEwen School of Design in Alberta, The Toronto School of Art, Haliburton School of Fine Arts, and an ongoing association with The Etobicoke Art Group and Neilson Park Creative Centre.
Sue’s main focus has been painting in acrylics. Her interest lies in exploring images in a way that reflects what is seen either in the mind’s eye or in nature. Sue finds much pleasure in being cognizant of paint application and how it is manipulated around the subjects.
Her personal objective has been to depict the traditional timeworn imagery of flowers in pots, landscapes, or still life’s, and then push each image beyond the predictable and mundane. Brush strokes, drawing marks, colour, value contrast, and imagination, adds an energy that is readily available to the viewer.
Sue exhibits her work in Southern Ontario through both solo and joint exhibitions and juried shows. Awards of recognition have been won in many shows from various galleries and groups.