Since Sue lives in Arizona and often goes to Santa Fe, she is always on the hunt for interesting new pottery, baskets, and artifacts that “speak” to her to incorporate in her paintings. Krzyston is a self-taught artist and has developed her own painting techniques. She uses many thin glazes of paint to achieve the rich glow of an object and builds paint in many layers in the highly realistic beads that she paints on the moccasins so that they actually appear to be real beads.
She is also known for her traditional Still-life paintings featuring cobalt vases, lace, copper, porcelain and fruit. She was honored to have been commissioned by a fruit and vegetable importer to do paintings of a variety of their products with an Arizona themed composition for the Washington DC offices of the Arizona Senators and Congressmen. In addition to having her oil paintings in many collections and shows, her work has been juried for 12 years into the well-known, “Top 50 female Western Artists” COWGIRL UP! SHOW at the Desert Caballeros Western Art Museum in Wickenburg, AZ and the Settlers West Miniature Show in Tucson, AZ.