Sedona AZ (February 10, 2014) – For the fourth consecutive year, still-life oil painter Sue Krzyston will discuss subject matter and technique during an exclusive show at Rowe Fine Art Gallery. The gallery presents Bringing a New Dimension to Still Life on March 7 from 5-8 p.m. during the Sedona Gallery Association’s 1st Friday Gallery Tour. Sue will be back in the gallery on March 8 from 1-4 p.m. Though she’s well-known for capturing the antiquity and texture of Native American artifacts in her paintings, this year Sue will also unveil paintings that include more traditional still-life subjects such as porcelain, fruit and lace.
Art collectors are fortunate that Sue is taking time from her busy schedule for this Sedona event. Last year, Sue was commissioned by the Fresh Produce Association of the Americas to create paintings for the Washington, D.C. offices of Arizona’s two senators and eight members of the House of Representatives. Sue was asked to create paintings that depict the fruits and vegetables grown in North and South America while also representing Arizona’s cultural heritage. Six of the 10 paintings are complete.
“It was a challenge,” says Sue, laughing. “I had to make sure you could tell the different between a cucumber and a zucchini! I also incorporated Navajo blankets, copper pots and Hopi baskets. I think it has really made me grow as an artist.”
Sue, who lives in Phoenix, is renowned for her painting technique. She utilizes glazes and up to six layers of paint to achieve texture and to demonstrate the effects of light and shadow. Many items seen in her paintings come from her own extensive collection. “I collect pieces that speak to me,” she says. “I see the beauty in an artifact, and I want to capture it in a painting.”
Rowe Fine Art Gallery represents traditional and contemporary southwestern sculptors, painters and jewelers. The gallery is located under the bell tower in Patio de las Campanas at Tlaquepaque Arts & Crafts Village (336 SR 179, Suite A-102 in Sedona). It is open seven days a week from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. For more information, call 928-282-8877 or visit www.rowegallery.com