Sisko Gallery, Seattle Washington
Sue Perry, Sisko Gallery

Sue Perry


During my twenty-some years in Seattle I have been able to paint more or less continuously, packing up my oils even when I left for travel elsewhere. My work here has been strongly influenced by the landscape paintings of William Elston and the abstractions of Charles Emerson, Seattle painters whose work differs widely in style and content. When I began my own interest was in figure painting. By this time, my paintings have begun to reflect all of these tendencies: I struggle to use them to gain a handle on space (“landscape”) using the possibilities of paint on surface (“abstraction”) convinced, all the while, that my painting should respond to the world out there “as and where we live.”