"Journeys" & "Closer to Home" (series)
Acrylic/Acrylic & Graphite on Canvas
Sue Hooper is a multi-media artist and a mother of three children. Born in South Africa in 1956, she immigrated to Canada via England in 1962. A graduate of Georgian College of Art in Barrie, Ontario, the artist has worked in visual communications in London, England, Toronto and Saint John. Surrounded by the natural beauty in her home that stretches out into the marsh of the Kennebecasis River, Sue Hooper, along with her mother, Kathy, established the highly regarded Art at Hooper Studios, providing art classes, workshops and instilling a life-long learning of the arts in others.
These works are inspired by relationships, family, friends and nature; exploring the cycles, the cells of life within the rings of life, the sun and the moon rising everyday. Love, fear, heartache, transformation, the inner and outer worlds and the spaces between, all deeply inform me. When I find an experience in nature inspiring me, I begin a piece. It is like a meditation for me, often layers of
painting moving through emotions to come to the place to which I’m taken.
Life is art and art is life.