Sue Eller

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Artist Statement

The beaches and forests of the Pacific Northwest were Suzanne’s playground as a young child. Inspired by nature, she had the freedom to collect treasures from her childhood adventures and her love of beach class, rocks, feathers and other found objects has remained into adulthood.  As a Pacific Northwest native, her lifelong affinity for the area is evident in the natural materials that she incorporates in to her work.

Sue attributes some of the inspiration for her art to her grandparents. Both sets of grandparents lived in the High Sierras in California gold country in tiny rural towns you’ve likely never heard of. Her paternal grandfather had an antique store called the “Primrose Path.” Primrose Studios pay homage to him because her love of collecting comes from him. Her maternal grandmother would take Sue out into the wilds of Northern California on rock-hounding trips where collecting rocks exploring the wilderness were routine.

As a self-taught artist, returning to the Pacific Northwest has reconnected Sue her roots and has been the impetus for her newfound means artistic expression in the medium of Assemblage Art. Her love of antiquing, collecting & crafting provide the building blocks for her work. Often combining masculine and feminine objects into her pieces, she juxtaposes rusty tools, organic elements and textiles into her unique style of sculpture.

While Sue has no formal education in Fine Arts, she has always been creative. She is a trained musician with a Bachelor’s degree from Berklee College of Music and she worked in the Television/Film industry in Los Angeles for over 20 years as a music editor before changing careers and becoming a Realtor.  Sue is currently Licensed Real Estate Broker with Realogics Sotheby’s International Realty ~ Bainbridge Island, WA and makes her home on the Olympic Peninsula in Sequim. For more about Sue’s process and to view other works, visit her Facebook page www.facebook.com/primrosestudios or www.primrosestudios.info

Recent & Current Exhibitions

January 2018 – Feb 2018 ~ 2018 CVG Show ~ Collective Visions Art Gallery ~ Bremerton, WA (1 piece)

December 2017-Jan 2018 ~ Northwind Arts Center ~ Port Townsend “Small Expressions”Juried Art Show (3 pieces)

October 2017 – Dec 2017 ~ Sequim City Hall “Found Objects Exhibit”  (3 Pieces)

October 2017 ~ First Friday Art Walk ~ Bainbridge Island, Featured Guest Artist at Realogics Sotheby’s International Realty’s Island Living Gallery

August 2017 ~ “Constrained Crane” Sue’s piece in the Port Townsend “Expressions Northwest” Show, was the inspiration for a poem written by retired Professor and renowned poet, Jayne Marek at the Exphrastic Evening Event at Northwind Arts Center Reading Series.

August 2017 ~ Northwind Arts Center ~ Port Townsend WA 19th Annual Juried Show “Expressions Northwest” (1 Piece)

March 2017 ~ Northwind Arts Center ~ Port Townsend WA “Wind and Water” Juried Show (2 Pieces)

November 2016 ~ Northwind Arts Center ~ Port Townsend “Small Expressions” Juried Art Show (3 pieces)

Education:
Berklee College of Music, Boston, MA 1982 ~ Bachelor of Music, Magna Cum Laude