Size: 40"W x 16"H x 1.5"D
Year Created: 2016
This painting is a journey to the inherent magic and excitement found in any city. Ponder the possible pathways, imagine the possibilities. They are as boundless and tangible as the energy this painting contains.
Sue Dion’s studio is located in the quaint town of Uxbridge, a little known but highly visible enclave in the beautiful Blackstone Valley of Central Massachusetts where her studio and gallery serve to protect the creative class from the elitist tyranny of artist snobbery. In Sue’s studio, class-ism doesn’t exist and everyone drinks good wine. Welcome to Art for the 99%. Sue is the next to the youngest from a brood of seven children raised by a third generation wholesale florist. Sue learned many things growing up among her siblings in those rambling glass houses. It was here that she developed a lifelong love of flowers, here where she learned that beauty requires a lot of hard work to nurture into being and alas; here, where she learned that the child labor laws of the early 1900’s do not apply to family. Becoming a wife an adventure that would last fifteen years and cover almost as many states in the union. It’s still a mystery how she returned to us an artist; yet return to us as such she did and proceeded to pursue her dreams by doing the obvious. She continued to paint and opened a teaching studio and custom picture framing shop (well, she had to make money somehow didn’t she?) Sue attributes the tenacity which has facilitated her raging success as an artist to her ancestor, Mister Samuel Whittemore This is Sue’s maiden name, for those of you who are keeping notes for a future book. At the age of 80, Mr. Whittemore killed three British soldiers (presumably during a time of war). The elderly gentleman was shot, bayonetted, beaten and left for dead but recovered and lived to be 98 years of age. Most days you will find Sue in her studio, tirelessly pursuing her elusive muse while simultaneously placing a paint brush into the unsuspecting hands of all who wander in. Fear not though, she really does know good wine!