Visual artist and entrepreneur Sue Averell was born in the US in 1957. She grew up on the sunny beaches of Southern California where she spent much of her time drawing and painting.
In the early 80’s Sue attended Art Center College of Design in Pasadena, CA where she gained in depth materials and technique knowledge. In the mid 90’s after deciding to concentrate on urban landscape as her subject, Averell moved to San Francisco.
Sue Averell has co-founded 2 artist organizations; ICB Artists Association and Sausalito Artists @ Work. In 2013 Sue opened Gallery Sausalito.
“Using the tools of an artist, a palette of color and inspiration gathered from the world around me, I approach my work with the intent to create a narrative. The result is a visual story told with color, form, texture and content. By experimenting with my technique I am challenged to grow as an artist and that growth inspires me to continue creating”, states Averell.
Sue Averell began her lifelong obsession with depicting the urban landscape at age 10. Two evenings a week she had lessons on how to draw “Secret Cities”, a drawing method that taught children how to draw shapes in perspective.
At age 16 Sue sold her first urban landscape painting. Her first paintings were colorful watercolor with ink lines running through them. Averell’s current work using textural acrylic and polymers continues to employ a similar line quality.
Throughout the years Sue expanded her technique by experimenting with her original layering technique. It is this experimentation that inspires Sue to continue to develop her artistic practice.
Sue’s paintings are in 100’s of private and corporate collections across the US and internationally.