Howe Library invites you to join us for a reception for "Immersive Tactiles", an exhibition by Sue Wheeler, on Thursday, March 22 from 5-7 p.m. The exhibit will be on display in the Ledyard Gallery from March 3 through May 2.

Sue Wheeler says:
Creating art allows me to express who I am. I love the time that I spend studying a flower petal, observing the lines inside a bell pepper, or observing the crashing of an ocean wave. Painting is my time away from the hurried world that we all live in, time I spend focusing on the gifts of nature instead of feeling rushed and stressed. I treasure this time and have recently realized that it is a form of meditation for me. 

Since I was a small child,I have derived much pleasure from creating art. I always loved getting messy with paints, paper and glue; in fact, I still do! In the past, I painted primarily organic items—fruits, vegetables, and flowers, in particular. I am constantly amazed at the complexity of the lines and shapes of these objects. Sitting down to analyze and draw them is a treat in that it gives me an opportunity to see how intricate nature really is. This process is my solace; I can get lost for hours! Friends that know me the best tell me that I look my happiest when I have paint on my hands and face!

Recently, I have been experimenting with a more abstract style by simplifying color and design and working on large canvases. I am exploring different ways to achieve depth in my images so that the viewer can have a different experience each time s/he looks at this mixed-media artwork. The exhibit here includes samples of this new style. My hope is that you enjoy viewing my artwork as much as I have enjoyed creating it.