Andrew R. Costine / ARC WoodworkingI combine figured burls with geometric shapes.I believe this elevates the natural edge material....
Creative Chick Studios
Susan R. Sorrell has always had a wild imagination growing up. Traveling all over the world with her fathers job, she has had to entertain herself with all kinds of arts and crafts. She didnâ€™t become serious about art, until she made it her major at Winthrop University. Earning a Bachelors degree in Visual Design in 1987, Susan worked for a short time as a graphic artist, and then decided to get her Masters in Education at Converse College, to teach art. Being around children was a great way to get her creative juices flowing, so she quit after 12 years and became a full time artist. Susan calls herself a mixed media artist, since she likes to dabble in a lot of different medias. She has been working with textiles since 1998 and hasn't tired of it yet. Combining painting, sewing, beading and embellishing on fabric has opened new avenues to express her self. Her pieces are whimsical, colorful and have a personal theme. Susan likes to draw her inspirations from her life and what is happening in the world.
Her recent series of work, Southern Fried Fiber is inspired by her Southern? roots. Using the handiwork of her past women folk?, Susan uses a lot of embroidery and hand sewing while adding todays appeal of beads, painting and mixed media on fabric.
Education: Winthop University BVA Converse College MEd. Penland School of Arts & Crafts Susan lives in Greenville, South Carolina. Born March 20th 1964 To view more of Susan Sorrell work visit her website http://www.creativechick.com