Timeless Beauty

Saturday, November 10, 1-4 p.m.

"Handed Down From Generations" by Sue Krzyston

“Handed Down From Generations” by Sue Krzyston

You’re forgiven if, upon first glance, you think Sue Krzyston’s oil paintings are three-dimensional. It’s a common misperception, says the Phoenix-based artist. Since 1983, Sue has been creating still-life paintings that feature Native American artifacts from her personal collection. It’s Sue’s mastery of light and shadow that make the paintings appear three-dimensional. And while her artwork traditionally features a dark background, this year, Sue has branched out. Her newest works depict lighter, more neutral backgrounds that give the paintings an atmospheric quality. Come see her new style alongside her traditional works during Timeless Beauty, Sue’s one-woman show happening at Rowe Fine Art Gallery on Saturday, November 10, from 1 to 4 p.m.

“The artifacts take on a different look with the lighter background, and it gives them even more dimension,” says Sue. “My work always has had a 3D effect, but the new technique gives it a whole different feeling that I believe opens up the collector base and fits in with trending contemporary styles.”

Sue will unveil two paintings showcasing her new technique. A Still Moment depicts a Santa Clara pot along with berries and beaded moccasins resting on a blanket while Enduring Heritage features a folded blanket and pair of moccasins. Sue is also open to incorporating her client’s personal artifacts in affordable, commissioned paintings of varying sizes and colors. Lovers of art and Native American culture won’t want to miss the chance to meet Sue.

Expanding her portfolio isn’t the only thing Sue has accomplished this year. On November 17, the prestigious Mountain Oyster Club will recognize her as a Signature Member during its art show at its headquarters in Tucson. One of Sue’s paintings will be part of the private club’s permanent collection. Her work has been juried into shows at the Desert Caballeros Western Museum in Wickenburg; the National Cowgirl Museum & Hall of Fame in Fort Worth, Texas; and the National Western Art Foundation in San Antonio, Texas. Come to Sue’s Sedona show to congratulate her on her most recent accolade.

 

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