Sue Daniel was born in Hungary in 1948 and came to Montreal during the Hungarian Revolution in 1956. After living abroad for many years – Istanbul, England, southern California – she has now settled in West Vancouver, Canada.
Sue’s art reflects the same bursting of boundaries and stretch for freedom that shaped her early life. She works in oils and uses the drama of colour to reflect nature and emotion. Her paintings are both calming and full of motion, the bold colours and strong visuals barely contained on the canvas.
Confident and intuitive brush strokes – and a variety of knives, scrapers and custom made tools – give her work a unique spontaneity. At the same time the hours of rubbing and layering of thinned oils convey depth and timelessness. The final bold strokes give each piece vibrancy and presence, and demonstrate her artistic confidence.
Sue’s methodology explores the “control and chance concept” popularized by the artists of the New York School in the ‘50s – the abstract
- Mixed Media. Oil and Wax
12 x 12 in
30 x 30 cm