Artist Sue deLearie Adair

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Sue’s artwork is inspired by her love of the natural world, and all creatures great and small. She has been an avid birder for over thirty years. Sue is fascinated by everything in nature and portrays many different animals, but birds are her favorite subject and comprise the majority of her work. She features detailed subjects with simple, sometimes even stylized, backgrounds. Sue draws in various combinations of graphite, colored pencil and watercolor.
Sue grew up near Syracuse in central New York State and was fortunate to attend a public school known for excellence in art education. She also took several art courses while attending college at St. Lawrence University. Sue was interested in the natural sciences from a young age and traveled across North America and Canada on family camping trips to visit many national parks in her youth. The birding bug and subsequent interest in nature and conservation found Sue in her mid-twenties. Sue has worked as a volunteer on numerous surveys of birds and butterflies in New York State, and served as an officer or board member of her local Audubon chapter for twenty-five years. Sue regularly donates original drawings or paintings for conservation fundraisers and has pledged a percentage of the proceeds from her original wildlife art to conservation causes.
Today Sue splits her time between homes in Schenectady, New York and Stony Point on Lake Ontario. From these locations she explores wonderful natural areas such as the Adirondack Mountains, Long Island beaches and the shoreline of Lake Ontario. She spends many hours in the field observing and photographing wildlife. She has traveled extensively in North America and has made a number of trips to the neo-tropics.
Sue’s work has been included in many prestigious national and international exhibits including Birds in Art (Leigh Yawkey Woodson Art Museum), Art and [...]

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