Sue Foell

Sue Foell

Sue Foell
SUE FOELL OPA    "Anything under the sun is beautiful if you have the vision--it is the seeing of the thing that makes it so." -- Charles Hawthorne  Sue Foell has a passion for oil painting which is fueled by the excitement she feels while trying to capture the life of her subject on canvas. Her convincing sense of light and dark, confidant brushstrokes, strong drawing skills, and use of rich color give a special strength to her paintings. After working as a graphic artist for 14 years, Sue studied for four years with portrait artist, William J. Kalwick Jr., while living in Houston, TX, which left her with a lasting love for portrait and figurative painting. She also studied still life painting with Bruce Williamson and Qiang Huang, and landscape painting with Roger Dale Brown. She now ranks plein air painting as one of the most enjoyable experiences there is for a painter. Due to her husband's recent job change, the family now resides in Durham, NC where Sue looks forward to the next chapter in her painting career. The thrill and fascination she finds in painting the beauty all around us is something she says will never grow old. In the past several years, Sue has received numerous awards at various local and national shows. She has had paintings accepted into the Salon International 2007 through 2013 Juried Exhibitions; the Oil Painters of America’s 2016, 2015, 2009, 2007 National Juried Exhibitions; and the Oil Painters of America’s 2017, 2016, 2015, 2014, 2013, 2012, 2010, 2008, and 2007 Eastern Regional Exhibitions. In 2017, Sue achieved OPA Signature Membership Status for her outstanding accomplishments in representational oil painting.  Recent Awards:OPA Signature Membership Status Award - 2017 Fifth Place - Portrait Society of America, 2015 Members Only Competition,   Commissioned Portrait Category SunTrust Bank Award - Memphis Germantown Art League National Show   2015 Figurative Award of Excellence - Oil Painters of America 2015 National        Juried Exhibition, St. Augustine, FL Honorable Mention - Salon International 2013 Show, Greenhouse Gallery ofFine Art, San Antonio, TXJury's Top 60 Award - Salon International 2013 Show, Greenhouse Gallery   of Fine Art, San Antonio, TXSecond Place - Memphis Germantown Art league National Show 2011Best of Show - Memphis Germantown Art League Spring Show 2009Two Honorable Mentions - Salon International 2009 Show, Greenhouse        Gallery of Fine Art, San Antonio, TXSecond Place - Memphis Germantown Art League Autumn Show 2008People's Choice & Judge's Special Recognition  - Memphis Germantown Art League Spring Show 2008Jury's Top 50 Award - Salon International 2007 Show, Greenhouse Gallery   of Fine Art, San Antonio, TXBest of Show & Third Place - Memphis Germantown Art League Autumn    Show 2007Second Place - Memphis Germantown Art League Spring Show 2007First Place - Lone Star Art Guild 2006 ConventionFirst & Third Place - Northwest Art League, Spring 2006Third Place - Lone Star Art Guild 2005 ConventionSecond Place - Northwest Art League, Spring 2005Best of Show & First Place - Northwest Art League, Fall 2004Best of Show & 2 Honorable Mentions – Houston Civic Art Assoc., Fall        2004First Place, Second Place - Lone Star Art Guild 2004 ConventionSecond Place - Northwest Art League, Spring 2004 SUE FOELL OPA "Anything under the sun is beautiful if you have the vision--it is the seeing of the thing that makes it so." -- Charles Hawthorne  Sue Foell has a passion for oil painting which is fueled by the excitement she feels while trying to capture the life of her subject on canvas. Her convincing sense of light and dark, confidant brushstrokes, strong drawing skills, and use of rich color give a special strength to her paintings. After working as a graphic artist for 14 years, Sue studied for four years with portrait artist, William J. Kalwick Jr., while living in Houston, TX, which left her with a lasting love for portrait and figurative painting. She also studied still life painting with Bruce Williamson and Qiang Huang, and landscape painting with Roger Dale Brown. She now ranks plein air painting as one of the most enjoyable experiences there is for a painter. Due to her husband's recent job change, the family now resides in Durham, NC where Sue looks forward to the next chapter in her painting career. The thrill and fascination she finds in painting the beauty all around us is something she says will never grow old. In the past several years, Sue has received numerous awards at various local and national shows. She has had paintings accepted into the Salon International 2007 through 2013 Juried Exhibitions; the Oil Painters of America’s 2016, 2015, 2009, 2007 National Juried Exhibitions; and the Oil Painters of America’s 2017, 2016, 2015, 2014, 2013, 2012, 2010, 2008, and 2007 Eastern Regional Exhibitions. In 2017, Sue achieved OPA Signature Membership Status for her outstanding accomplishments in representational oil painting.  Recent Awards:OPA Signature Membership Status Award - 2017 Fifth Place - Portrait Society of America, 2015 Members Only Competition,   Commissioned Portrait Category SunTrust Bank Award - Memphis Germantown Art League National Show   2015 Figurative Award of Excellence - Oil Painters of America 2015 National        Juried Exhibition, St. Augustine, FL Honorable Mention - Salon International 2013 Show, Greenhouse Gallery ofFine Art, San Antonio, TXJury's Top 60 Award - Salon International 2013 Show, Greenhouse Gallery   of Fine Art, San Antonio, TXSecond Place - Memphis Germantown Art league National Show 2011Best of Show - Memphis Germantown Art League Spring Show 2009Two Honorable Mentions - Salon International 2009 Show, Greenhouse        Gallery of Fine Art, San Antonio, TXSecond Place - Memphis Germantown Art League Autumn Show 2008People's Choice & Judge's Special Recognition  - Memphis Germantown Art League Spring Show 2008Jury's Top 50 Award - Salon International 2007 Show, Greenhouse Gallery   of Fine Art, San Antonio, TXBest of Show & Third Place - Memphis Germantown Art League Autumn    Show 2007Second Place - Memphis Germantown Art League Spring Show 2007First Place - Lone Star Art Guild 2006 ConventionFirst & Third Place - Northwest Art League, Spring 2006Third Place - Lone Star Art Guild 2005 ConventionSecond Place - Northwest Art League, Spring 2005Best of Show & First Place - Northwest Art League, Fall 2004Best of Show & 2 Honorable Mentions – Houston Civic Art Assoc., Fall        2004First Place, Second Place - Lone Star Art Guild 2004 ConventionSecond Place - Northwest Art League, Spring 2004
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Artist

Artwork

Afternoon Siesta, 2018
Sue Foell

Afternoon Siesta, 2018

oil

16 x 12 in

$1,500.00

Walking the Beach, 2018
Sue Foell

Walking the Beach, 2018

oil

14 x 11 in

$1,100.00

Before the Bath, 2018
Sue Foell

Before the Bath, 2018

Oil

30 x 20 in

$2,800.00

Edged in Light, 2018
Sue Foell

Edged in Light, 2018

Oil

36 x 18 in

$2,800.00

Pull up a Chair, 2018
Sue Foell

Pull up a Chair, 2018

Oil

14 x 11 in

$1,100.00

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