Sue Granskie was born and raised in New Jersey. As a child and the daughter of an artist, she could always be found creating art throughout childhood. She felt destined to become an artist, and it has been her privilege to work in the arts during my lifetime.
Sue earned a full art scholarship from the Junior Women’s Club in Piscataway, NJ and graduated in 1980. She continued education at the Spectrum Institute for the advertising arts with a degree in illustration. Her love of all art mediums continued and so did education at the Finishing School of NY, Dundean Studio in New Jersey. She became certified in wood graining and marbling techniques through Mike Macneil in Canada. She had the pleasure to work in numerous forms, and with many artists, over the years as illustrator, graphic and textile designer, muralist, decorative painter, and freelance artists.
Sue is a member of American Woman Artist-Associate with distinction, American Plains Artists, and National Oil and Acrylics Painters Society. She exhibits in the National Oil and Acrylic Painters Society International Online Exhibition, the American Woman Artist online juried show, the American Plains Artist juried exhibit & sale, and the Bosque Art Classic.
“As digital media took over the art world, I felt I was ready to return to the studio where my true love of fine artistry blossomed. I love being back in the studio, pursuing my passion for Native Americans, Western art, horses, and wildlife. As a fine artist, I work primarily in acrylics, although I am versatile in many mediums. I paint what I love, and what I have been interested in since I was a child. I would describe my style as realism, with great expression, emotion, and extreme detail. I paint with high contrast, bold color and painterly brush strokes that embolden the canvas.”