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Artist Sue Wipf


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The Artist Says:


"I respond to open spaces and I value native prairies and big skies.  It is always impressive to view areas that allow a 360 degree view.  A glimpse of our ancestors' world, and with diligent conservation, a look into the future."  Sue Wipf grew up in rural Minnesota, working on her parents' farm and spending time pondering the skies. That experience continues to influence her values and her perspective on the world around her.  An avid gardener today, she enjoy artistic expression through her love for nature.  This has transpired to her plein air painting and studio work.  Living by an environmental lake frequented by trumpeter swans, great blue herons, eagles, hawks and ducks, allows her the privilege of observing beauty every day.  Sue also lives near 2600 acres of parkland with native prairie grasses and flowers.  "These resources inspire and prompt me to capture it in emotion and essence of subtle colors, changing light and moods.  Though realistic in my painting technique, I look for the wondrous abstract patterns in nature, still life and figures."  
Vermeer, Sargent, Turner, Sorolla have influenced her.   She has studied at the Schroeder Studio  and taken workshops from David Leffel, Sherrie McGraw, Carolyn Anderson, Robert Johnson, Gregg Kreutz, Matt Smith, Skip Whitcomb, Marc R Hanson, and Mary Pettis.
Sue is  an associate member of  Oil Painters of America, Women Artists of the West, and the American Impressionist Society.




Biography


Born in California and raised in Minnesota, Sue Wipf worked on her parents' farm and spent time pondering the skies and the beauty around her. That experience continues to influence her values and her perspective on the world around her.  An avid gardener today, she enjoys artistic expression through her love for nature.  This has transpired to her plein air painting and studio work.  Living by an environmental lake frequented by trumpeter swans, great blue herons, eagles, hawks and ducks, allows her the privilege of observing beauty every day.  Sue also lives near 2600 acres of parkland with native prairie grasses and flowers.  "Though realistic in my painting technique, I look for the wondrous abstract patterns in nature and still life, and strive for the less is more philosophy.  Painting outdoors brings excitement in capturing the emotion of that moment through color and light."   
Vermeer, Sargent, Turner, Sorolla have influenced Sue.  She has studied at the Schroeder Studio  and taken workshops from Master artists, such as David Leffel, Sherri McGraw, Skip Whitcomb, Matt Smith, Scott Christensen, Carolyn Anderson, Mary Pettis, and others.
Sue is a member of Outdoor Painters of Minnesota, a signature member of Women Artists of the West, associate member of Oil Painters of America, Plein Air Artists Colorado and the American Impressionist Society.
                                                 
                                        Selected Exhibitions/Juried Shows/Awards
2019
Plein Air Grand Marais, Grand Marais, MN, invited competition artist and instructor
FAV 15 Top 15% by FASO (Fine Arts Studio Online)
2019 Women Artists of the West Exhibit, Price Tower, Bartlesville, OK
2018
2018 Eastern Regional Exhibition of Oil Painters of America, McBride Gallery Annapolis, MD
PAAC [...]

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