Original watercolour painting of a herd of zebras who have been spooked by something at a waterhole
Painting of a zebra herd scattering in different directions. Original watercolour painting of a herd of zebras who have been spooked by something at a waterhole.
The composition of Sue’s paintings is critical. It’s based upon the law of proportion known as the “Golden Mean” which is an aesthetic principle used by the ancient Greeks. This is because Sue’s focus is the animal itself.
Her experience has taught her that “what you leave out is just as important as what you put in”. As a result, her stark, clean images concentrate exclusively on the animal as well as conveying the wide-open spaces of Africa.