Sue paints colourful, energetic acrylic and mixed media paintings that celebrate the natural world. She dances along the continuum from realistic to abstract, exploring the use of form and line to both define and disrupt her images. Creating paintings helps her process the emotions and experiences that arise from her advanced cancer diagnosis. She has been a professional artist for many years and now she has had to adjust her approach to painting to allow for her body’s ability to function properly. Sue has shown in art galleries world wide when she was able to travel, now she shows in galleries in Vancouver and Mexico, but sells online through her website and social media. She regularly shows in the juried Federation of Canadian Artists exhibitions, and has collectors worldwide. She is in many corporate collections and has completed several murals in spectacular residences both in Canada and abroad.
Website: suebayleyart.com, Instagram: @suebayleyart
Inspired by a vase of dried roses, this series explores ageless beauty. The flowers are abstracted from their recognizable shapes and Sue explores how form and line can both define and disrupt the flowers. Cancer and chronic diseases can drastically change the body and bring negative emotions about beauty and age. In this series, she explores these emotions and the concepts behind beauty, health and ageing.