Sue Archibald Artist
Many of my images are created from my imagination, some are a little off kilter intent on offering you a feeling, an idea, or impression, more than details of a specific image.
Regardless of what is painted my style remains consistent. Everything is a little playful, a little folksy, a little abstract. There can be a slight edginess to an image, but it still maintains a sense of whimsy and playfulness. My work is narrative, colourful and appeals to people on multiple levels. I work on developing a strong composition, applying paint, charcoal and pencil in order to energize and heighten the quality of the surface with marks and patterns. While initially my work may seem simplistic or charming, the viewer is invited to uncover meaning and thought that may be buried within the contextual surface.
I am drawn to the basics of artistic expression, our innate creativity to paint or draw with freedom, as a child does prior to the influence of structured learning. Children create to narrate their lives...they tell stories with colours and pictures. To paint and embrace that inner child, opens the mind and frees the spirit. My paintings are of abstracted thoughts expressed using imaginative subjects in this abstract/representational collection. With this work, I hope to bring a touch of wonder to our very complex, and often distraught world.