This month's featured artist of the month is Sue Vandertie.
Sue is an artist who is currently working in glass and watercolor. Having spent a considerable portion of her professional life in the field of music with a sideline of freelance photography, she is now free to explore more of the world around her, tuning in on light, texture and color and how each element interplays with the other two.
Sue started glasswork close to 2 years ago and has since that time accumulated well over 250 hours of time delving into the mysteries of glass. All of this time has been spent at The Pittsburgh Glass Center at class in the flame studio, the casting/fusing studio, the cold shop or in open studio in any of these areas.
During this time she has studied both with the artists in residence at the Glass Center as well as the following visiting artists:
Lisa Zerkowitz, Seattle, WA –kiln casting
Anna Mlasowsky, Germany – paté de verre
Amanda Simmons, UK – fused and slumped tall vessels
sSince starting the work with glass Sue has been encouraged by family, and friends in West Hills Art League of which she is a member, to begin work in watercolor. The two seemingly different mediums share properties of color transparency, translucency and opaqueness which, in her opinion, makes watercolor a worthy companion to the study of glass. Sue has discovered that she loves both and cannot wait for time to pick up a paintbrush at home or head to the Glass Center.
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