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Sue Currie

"Colour, light and shapes, a moment in time, are the greatest influences for the reason I want to paint.

My response to the subject usually dictates which medium
I choose - watercolours, acrylics or oils.

I endeavour to convey the mood of a painting whether it
be peaceful, wild, foggy, or a certain time of day. To strike a
chord with the place. I love the sea-side and have always

lived close to it, but the contrast of mountains, lakes and
rivers have always captured my eye. Living in the South
Island of New Zealand makes all of this so approachable".

Sue decided to be an artist at an early age and continued to
follow her goal. Starting in graphic design in Christchurch,
she then moved to Sydney, Australia where she worked for
over 6 years, becoming more involved with fine art, then
returning to New Zealand to paint.

Travel to many overseas countries has enhanced her
creativity, painting the busy life, buildings and landscapes.

Moving on from the Christchurch 2010/2011 earthquakes,
now living in the Lyttelton Harbour Basin, she has recently been
painting the surrounding
landscape of the Peninsula as well as
South Island landscapes. 

Sue exhibits regularly in the South Island and has been
painting since 1974. She is the recipient of numerous awards,
with paintings in collections in New Zealand and overseas.

Watch Sue's TV Presentation
on : Put Some Colour in your Life


1970 Highly Commended - University of New South Wales Graduation Club Ltd

1976 First Prize - Motueka Borough Council 75th Anniversary Art Competition

1995 Merit Award Ashburton Society of Arts

1997 First Prize & Merit Award - Totara Hotels Art Award, North Otago Art Society

1997 First Prize - Malvern Community Arts Council Annual Competition

1998 Merit Award Malvern Community Arts Council Competition

2009 Finalist - Australian Artist Magazine

2012 Highly Commended - Artarama, Gordon Harris Award

2013 Peoples Choice Award - Malvern Community Arts Council Exhibition

2016 Highly Commended - Artarama, Philipa Turland Prize

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