Thursday, November 1, 2012

Sue Gombus

“Royal Family” © Sue Gombus

Name: Sue Gombus
Bio: Sue Gombus is an award-winning pastel artist as well as an award-winning public school teacher. She was selected by the Cincinnati Zoo and Miami University to participate in a field study at the Cheetah Conservation Fund in Namibia, Africa with renowned conservationist Dr. Laurie Marker. Sue has travelled extensively on behalf of her art and conservation projects and has had the good fortune to spend time with some of the world’s foremost wildlife artists and conservationists. She has painted with John and Suzy Seerey-Lester, studied wolves with Jan Martin McGuire and traveled to Kenya with John Banovich. She is a Signature Member of AFC (Artists for Conservation).
In April 2012 Sue was honored with Signature Membership Status in the Society of Animal Artists. She featured in the Pastel 100 and in May she had three paintings selected as finalists in the Richeson 75 Pastel Competition. In August Sue was selected as Artist of the Month for the April 2013 edition of the Artist's Magazine. Watch out for that edition.
Medium: Pastel.
Subjects: Wildlife. Sue is rapidly becoming a force to be reckoned with in the exacting field of wildlife artists; She was selected to receive a Teacher Creativity Fellowship from the Eli Lilly Foundation and her project, Zoofari, was chosen for funding from a competitive field of over 500 other applicants. Sue travels to Africa every summer to photograph, sketch and gather references for future paintings.
Style: Realism.
Navigation: Main menu remains available except in the viewer.
Gallery: The paintings.
Image View: Thumbnails enlarge in a viewer and may be scrolled; information is provided on the work. Download is blocked, which seems unnecessary as every image is watermarked. Royal Family is 20 x 20 ins, 511 x 500, 182 KB
Demo: There is a brief demonstration of Sue’s technique in the On the easel page.
Blog: No.
Facebook: Yes

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