Friday, December 26, 2008

Sue Wookey

@Sue Wookey

Every so often you find art, really good art work that is from a budding artists just on the cusp of something great. Sue Wookey is just that golden nugget of discovery. I've known her for several years on-line and has just recently this year retired early to pursue her dream of becoming a paid artist.

For years she's been a J.R.R. Tolkien fan and now has taken her talent and transformed the tales we know into vibrant reality.

"Art is a strange thing. Anything can be a subject but only certain things will truly inspire you and draw out real creativity. For me, at the moment, there are several things that make me want to grab my paints: the mysterious prehistory of Britain, ancient multilayered symbols which seem to occur throughout the world (like the maze and the World Tree), and the works of JRR Tolkien."

Having illustrated one cover of the Tolkien Society's journal Amon Hen, another will be published with the above illustration in March 2009.

Her debut exhibition will be held at the Purple Poppy Gallery located in Ampthill, Bedford from June 18th till June 21st, 2009.

To see more of Sue's work visit her blog Gallery Hill Art or her website of the same name Gallery Hill Art.

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