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Artist Sue Almand


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My paintings represent many years of focusing on water as a subject for artistic expression and as a recreational fascination.
I have always been interested in the metaphorical meanings we attach to water and I seek to not only capture the transitory qualities of water, but to emphasize its beauty and its elemental value as our main life source.   The titles of my work convey the emotional connection that I have with water and the power that water has in our lives. 
 
Although I live in the western United States, I intentionally choose to create images that are universally accessible. Water issues are critical to all of us and it is impossible to separate the impact of water issues in one location from those of another.  More than any other element, water is shared and is key to our survival long term.  In my small way, I hope to touch the hearts  of others and seek to raise their awareness of the preciousness of water.




Biography


Biography-Sue Coffey Almand

Sue Coffey Almand grew up in a military family, living in many places and being exposed to different cultures and lifestyles.  She lived in France and England as a child and in Medellin, Colombia. She received a Bachelor of Science in Education from The Florida State University and studied for a BFA with a painting concentration at the University of North Florida.
 
Sue served as a charter board member and officer of the Jacksonville Airport Art Commission.  She participated in numerous city and state panels as a juror for the selection of public art. Sue was one of the board members at the inception of Arts Alive Gallery in Breckenridge. 
 
She has lived and worked in Denver since 2008. Work is shown by studio appointment in Denver and Sue's work is placed through Denver area art consultants in private and corporate collections.
 
Selected group and individual exhibitions:
1980’s and 90’sLeMoyne Art Gallery, Tallahassee, FLSt. Augustine Art Association, Florida-Best of Area College StudentsUniversity of North Florida Annual Juried Student Show at the University Gallery - First Place in Painting“5 Women Artists”  at the Jewish Community Alliance, Jacksonville, FL
2002           Breckenridge Cultural Council 3 person exhibit at Breckenridge Theatre2004-2006 Exhibiting Member at the Arts Alive Gallery, Breckenridge, CO2010           Creative Capital at the Denver International Airport (Colorado Council on the Arts and Humanities and DIA juried exhibition)
2010           One person show at the Denver Athletic Club.
2011           Shaped By Water, a group exhibit in Santa Clara County, CA
2012           A Beautiful Earth, curated group exhibit at Republic Plaza Denver, CO
 
Her work is represented in private and corporate collections throughout the U.S.

Selected private and corporate collections include:
Denver Hospice
Perkins Coie
Jones Lang LaSalle
Jackson National Life Insurance Company, Franklin, TNScott Lockerd, Denver, CODr. and Mrs. Michael Persoff, Aurora, CO
Mr. and Mrs. Scott Willoughby, Denver, COIskah Singh, Stamford, Connecticut
Justin Raines, Miami Florida
Breckenridge Lodge and Spa, Breckenridge, [...]

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