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Sue Graef
Clearwater, FL

About the Artist

Sue Graef is an award-winning artist whose work is recognized by its playful experimentation with brilliant color and interesting perspectives. Working principally in acrylics, she creates her semi-abstract paintings by quickly applying color over color, allowing spontaneous creation to play a large part in her work. Sue’s works are vibrant re-creations of what she sees in life whether it be a bridge, urban landscape, or neighborhood street scene. She has developed a strong style all her own.
Sue’s more recent exhibits of note are The Annual Gasparilla Festival of the Arts, Curators Voice …

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About the Artist

Sue Graef is an award-winning artist whose work is recognized by its playful experimentation with brilliant color and interesting perspectives. Working principally in acrylics, she creates her semi-abstract paintings by quickly applying color over color, allowing spontaneous creation to play a large part in her work. Sue’s works are vibrant re-creations of what she sees in life whether it be a bridge, urban landscape, or neighborhood street scene. She has developed a strong style all her own.
Sue’s more recent exhibits of note are The Annual Gasparilla Festival of the Arts, Curators Voice the Art of Isolation Survey 2 Virtual Exhibit, Marin Society of Artists, Fresh Art Exhibit and the Greenpoint Gallery. She is scheduled to exhibit at the famous Miami Art Week 2021 at Spectrum-Red Dot and SCOPE.
Her formal education includes studio courses at Philadelphia College of Art, Tyler School of Art and Clemson University.

Artist’s Work

Places
Look both ways 2
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Look Both Ways

By Sue Graef

Above the trees 2
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Above the Trees

By Sue Graef

At the airfield
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At the Airfield

By Sue Graef

Downtown clearwater 2
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Downtown Clearwater

By Sue Graef

Left turn
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Left Turn

By Sue Graef

Driving over the sunshine skyway bridge
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Driving Over the Sunshine Skyway Bridge

By Sue Graef

Driving over the golden gate bridge
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Driving Across the Golden Gate Bridge

By Sue Graef

Elsie and the barn
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Elsie and the Barn

By Sue Graef

Clearwater beach 3
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Clearwater Beach

By Sue Graef

Looking out the window on fort harrison avenue
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Looking Out the Window on Fort Harrison Avenue

By Sue Graef

Curacao 3
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Curacao

By Sue Graef

Chicago skyline 11
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Chicago Skyline

By Sue Graef

Mailbox on lake avenue
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Mailbox on Lake Avenue

By Sue Graef

Garden avenue
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Garden Avenue

By Sue Graef

Gulf to bay blvd and us 19
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Gulf to Bay Blvd and US 19

By Sue Graef

New York City
Driving through the holland tunnel
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Driving Through the Holland Tunnel

By Sue Graef

Lincoln tunnel new york
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Lincoln Tunnel New York

By Sue Graef

Light at the end of the lincoln tunnel
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Light at the End of the (Lincoln) Tunnel

By Sue Graef

Bayonne bridge
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Bayonne Bridge

By Sue Graef

George washington bridge 2
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George Washington Bridge

By Sue Graef

Holland tunnel entrance 2
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Holland Tunnel Entrance

By Sue Graef

Backstreet
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Backstreet

By Sue Graef

Manhattan bridge 10
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Manhattan Bridge

By Sue Graef

Brooklyn bridge 24
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Brooklyn Bridge

By Sue Graef

Verrazzano narrows bridge
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Verrazzano-Narrows Bridge

By Sue Graef

Midtown
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Midtown

By Sue Graef

Weehawken new jersey
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Weehawken, New Jersey

By Sue Graef

Empire state building 9
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Empire State Building

By Sue Graef

Objects
Egg slicer on red
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Egg Slicer on Red

By Sue Graef

Red bike 2
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Red Bike

By Sue Graef

Nail clippers on lavender
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Nail Clippers on Lavender

By Sue Graef

Pliers
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Pliers

By Sue Graef

Scissors 2
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Scissors

By Sue Graef

Sneakers 3
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Sneakers

By Sue Graef

Sunglasses on red
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Sunglasses on Red

By Sue Graef

Can opener on blue
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Can Opener on Blue

By Sue Graef

Toaster
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Toaster

By Sue Graef

Pink tricycle
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Pink Tricycle

By Sue Graef

Corkscrew
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Corkscrew

By Sue Graef

Kitchen tongs dancing on green
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Kitchen Tongs Dancing on Green

By Sue Graef

Swiss army knife
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Swiss Army Knife

By Sue Graef

Iron on red
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Iron on Red

By Sue Graef

Green spokes
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Green Spokes

By Sue Graef

Musical Instruments
Violin
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Violin

By Sue Graef

Balalaika
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Balalaika

By Sue Graef

Piano
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Piano

By Sue Graef

Guitar 2
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Guitar

By Sue Graef

Guitar 2 2
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Guitar #2

By Sue Graef

Accordion
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Accordion

By Sue Graef

Mandolin
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Mandolin

By Sue Graef

Banjo
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Banjo

By Sue Graef

Saxophone on blue
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Saxophone on Blue

By Sue Graef

Dulcimer
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Dulcimer

By Sue Graef

French horn
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French Horn

By Sue Graef

Tambourine
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Tambourine

By Sue Graef

Animals and Plants
Bluefin
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Bluefin

By Sue Graef

Tuxedo cat
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Tuxedo Cat

By Sue Graef

Three sunflowers
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Three Sunflowers

By Sue Graef

Butterfly on green
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Butterfly on Green

By Sue Graef

Turtle 4
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Turtle

By Sue Graef

Bamboo on blue
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Bamboo on Blue

By Sue Graef

Lizards on the sidewalk
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Lizards on the Sidewalk

By Sue Graef

Have a good round
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Have a Good Round

By Sue Graef

Swimming fish
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Swimming Fish

By Sue Graef

Flowers in polka dot pitcher
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Flowers in Polka Dot Pitcher

By Sue Graef

Bamboo at night 2
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Bamboo at Night 2

By Sue Graef

Selected Exhibitions

Press and Accolades

  • Spotlight Magazine
    March 2021
  • WWA Magazine Issue 4
    2020
  • Pigment Online
    August 2020

Education

  • Clemson University, Bachelor of Science
    Clemson, SC,1983 
  • Tyler School of Art, Temple University, 2 years
    Elkins Park, PA,1977 
  • Philadelphia College of Art, classes
    Philadelphia, PA,1975