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Member Gallery: Sue Lyttle

Sweet Hilo Longans by Sue Lyttle
Sweet Hilo Longans

Sand Dollars by Sue Lyttle
Sand Dollars

Artist's Statement

Sue LyttleMy first career was as a mathematician in a local electronics firm. I was not a happy mathematician. Looking for an creative outlet, I began my art career as a fiber artist. I spun and dyed yarns and created stitched art and sculpture. I studied design in local colleges and went on to teach design in adult education classes and fiber art in summer programs at Stanford. In the early 80s I combined my math and design talents and became a graphic designer and magazine art director.

I began painting watercolors in 1995. I first began painting in order to record and share travel experiences. I acquired watercolor techniques through books, my association with other artists, and through workshops with prominent professionals. My paintings reflect the things I find most interesting and most lovely. Painting has opened up new ways to see for me. I am primarily a studio painter. My camera is a constant companion which I use to seek out resources from which to plan my paintings. I find myself fascinated by details as well as the grand view. I enjoy exploring the possibilities of new techniques and materials. I love the adventure of watercolor.