The Fine Art Trade Guild award-winning and best-selling published artist of 2008, Sue Howells continues to enjoy ever-increasing popularity. She is a self-trained artist who is now working full-time as a painter. Known for her interpretation of landscapes and buildings, she has developed a bold and vivid style to express her view of the world and bring perspective to her painting. She works mainly in watercolours but loves to experiment with other media.
Sue continues to broaden her range of subjects, maintaining her energy and colours by using an economy of brush strokes. Sue works as loosely as possible as watercolours can be controlled but never bullied.
The colours she uses take on a wide range of hues when she adds light and dark, giving a translucent quality coupled with brush texture and an ability to use contrasting colour to very good effect.
“Nothing in my pictures is real. Everything is off-kilter, which generates an energy that seems to appeal. The more I exaggerate my figures, the more popular they are. People can see what they want to see if pictures aren’t literal.”