An experimental artist who works in collage, mixed media, acrylic, and encaustic painting, Sue’s art tends to be influenced by fashion, interior design, and art history. She believes, “Art is about learning to see” and her strengths are with color theory and composition, describing her art as “Bold, Colorful, Experimental, and Individualistic.”
Sue has exhibited in numerous local, regional, national and international juried shows, and exhibits and she currently teaches collage and experimental mixed media at the Art Center School and Galleries in Mechanicsburg, PA. Sue also teaches art parties, and workshops. She was a guest art instructor at the Art Association of Harrisburg for Fall 2012, and Winter 2013. The artist has won many awards, and juried acceptances…like the 2011 PA Art of the State, at the PA State Museum; and the 2010 Rottler Award of Excellence in Visual Arts, at the York Art Association. Sue is a signature member of the International Society of Acrylic Painters, and belongs to many art societies and associations.
Her collages are featured in the National Collage Society’s 2012, 2013, 2014, 2016 and 2018 Juried Member’s Annual Calendar. She is a juried member of The Daily Painters of Pennsylvania Art Group. Sue won the “Cutting Edge” Award in the 2012 International Society of Experimental Artists Annual Juried Show. In 2013, Sue received her signature status with the National Collage Society. In 2015, Sue became the co-owner of the Textured Art Gallery Online International Blog Community. Recently, the artist has judged juried local and national art exhibitions. In 2017, Sue started an online mixed media art class, and started teaching workshops at the York Art Association. In 2018, the artist had a solo art show at The Whitaker Center, Harrisburg, PA. Sue will continue teaching mixed media art classes and art workshops. In August 2018, Sue was an exhibiting artist at The 44th Mount Gretna Outdoor Art Exhibit.
Here is a recent Q&A with Sue Marrazzo –
Tell us briefly about your background & how you got started in your medium.
I am an artist who works as an experimental mixed media artist by choice. I like the fact that I am always learning, growing and I have no boundaries. I use all mediums of art, and combine all of them.
Mixed media allows me to express myself while using all kinds of art supplies, and art mediums. I like to create using recycled papers, along with acrylics, and more. By experimenting, I stay new, and current. This is important as an artist and art instructor.
Who or what have been your artistic inspirations?
My artistic inspiration comes from art history, my students, colors, and textures, and the world around me.
Do you have a favorite piece in your portfolio?
One of my favorite mixed media paintings is “Nightscape,” a large abstract landscape work.
What would be your advice to artists just starting out in your medium?
My advice to other artists, would be to expose yourself to all mediums; take classes, go to art shows, galleries, museums, read and study art history, and create art. Do something creative each and everyday.
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