Artist Interview with Sue Graef

Artist Interview with Sue Graef

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Welcome to AllArtWorks Featured Artist Series!

1. What other profession is similar to being an artist and why?

There is no other profession similar to being an artist. There just isn't. The closest to it might be an architect or furniture designer or maybe textile design, but these professions are part servicing a need for a functioning physical object. The only similarity is the creative aspect. Pure fine art is a very specific thing whereas the only limitations on creativity are those the artist places on self and the limitations of the material used to make the art. There is no limitation of functionality involved.

2. What’s the nicest thing you can remember someone said about your work, or an individual piece?

Yesterday someone on Facebook told me I was a master.
Another one a few weeks ago said, "I really like the uplifted feeling I get when viewing your work. The colors you choose evoke a carefree childhood - first day of summer vacation - happiness!"
And another, "Sue Graef, is, hands down, one of my favorite artists. She paints anything and everything she sees. Street scenes, downtown landscapes, scissors, scissors, and more scissors; all in a distinctive and colorful way that is uniquely hers."

3. What’s one thing you’d like everyone to know about you as an artist?

Creating paintings is my passion in life, gets me up in the morning and sometimes makes me so happy I can't sleep at night!
4. What was the last piece of art that you saw that blew you away?

If you mean one of my works it would be my painting of the Verrazzano-Narrows Bridge I just finished a couple days ago. If you mean someone else's work it would have to be one of Gina Blickenstaff's pastel drawings called "View From Horsetooth Mountain Park."

5. What’s something you haven’t done but you want to do in art/painting?

Paint a 10 foot long landscape!

6. Which artist do you like better - Ingres or Delacroix, and why?*

Neither are favorites of mine but if I have to pick one it would be Delacroix. Delacroix's work is much more expressive, passionate and dramatic.

*The reason we ask about Delacroix and Ingres is because they were contemporaries with wildly different styles!