Media - Watercolour Paintings
Website - http://www.suedickinson.co.za
Email - firstname.lastname@example.org
Sue Dickinson studied B A (Fine Arts) at the University of the Witwatersrand in Johannesburg from 1981 - 1983. After running her own graphic design studio and pursuing a career in the advertising industry, she elected to paint on a full-time basis in 1994.
Since that time, she has gained a reputation for her paintings celebrating Africa in all its many manifestations. Sue Dickinson became an "Associate Member" of the Watercolour Society of South Africa (AWSSA) in 1995. Recently, Sue was awarded membership of the Society of Animal Artists (SAA), based in New York, USA.
She has exhibited her work extensively in South Africa, including with galleries such as Gallery on the Square (Sandton), Everard Read Gallery (Johannesburg and Cape Town), Bourbon Street Gallery (Franschoek), and African Window Gallery (Pretoria) and has taken part in many group exhibitions. She has also exhibited in Italy, France and the USA.
Sue Dickinson's work appears on several South African postage stamps, including airmail tags commemorating the discovery of Thulamela, the world-famous archaeological site in the Kruger National Park. In 1998, another set of Sue's paintings, depicting "Early South African History" appeared on postage stamps, postcards and in a prestige booklet.
Sue Dickinson lives and works in Nelspruit, near the Kruger National Park. She spends a great deal of time carefully observing and recording Africa's rich diversity of fauna and flora. Her optimism about all things African is celebrated in paintings such as "Days of Miracle and Wonder", a painting which was a finalist in the Winsor & Newton Millennium Painting Competition.
The composition of Sue Dickinson's paintings is critical; based upon the law of proportion known as the "Golden Mean" - an aesthetic principle used by the ancient Greeks. Sue's focus is the animal itself. Sue's preferred painting medium is watercolour.
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