Images:  Joseph Siciliano Photographic

 

About Sue

Sue was born in Maryland where she grew up in a small town near the Chesapeake Bay, and currently resides in St Petersburg, FL. She received a BFA degree in Graphic Design from Moore College of Art & Design. As a child she knew she always wanted to be an artist, dabbling in many creative areas from painting, craft making and sewing. Early in her career she worked as a graphic designer & art director and worked for a handful of corporations and companies. For the last several years her main focus and passion has been abstract painting and creating wearable art from recycled materials.

 

Artist Statement

Alternating between modern, fashion and pop culture, I make involved encaustic paintings and designs working directly and urgently in response to my social environment. My approach involves controlled intentions by intuitive leaps of texture, layering, color and mischievous thought. Contrasts are bold, colors are pure and fusions unfold that are significant and interpretive. Surface becomes a substance and I find joy in its transformation as I journey towards a collision of mark making and image design.

 

For me, design and painting intersect the act of seeing and are the most direct links to my private time with the world around me. Despite the necessity of working quickly in my process, as I work time is literally slowed down and I am simply inspired by my imagination and the beauty emerging in my encaustic process. My work becomes a need to explore, experiment and constantly develop the energy within.

 

Sue Woodall-Metas

 


 

Art Shows & Exhibits

2017

Reasonably Abstract: A Remix of Color & Design Solo Exhibition @ Rialto Theatre, Tampa Fl

Female Persuasion Group Show @ Cider Press Cafe - St Petersburg, Fl

2016

Yes! Group Show @ Studio 620 - St Petersburg, Fl

Wearable Art 12 @ Dunedin Fine Art Center - Dunedin, Fl

Alumni Exhibition Recent Works by Alumni @ Moore College of Art - Philadelphia, Pa

Abstract Show @ Creative Soul Art & Coffee Studio - St Petersburg, Fl

As Seen On TV @ Pom Pom's Teahouse - St Petersburg, Fl

Surface Works - Solo Show @ Strands of Sunshine - St Petersburg, Fl

2015

Red & White @ Pom Pom's Teahouse - St Petersburg, Fl

Trashy Flashy @ Keep Tampa Bay Beautiful Event - Tampa, Fl

From there to here from here to there Solo Show @ PORTSPACE Gallery - Gulfport, FL

Trashion Fashion 8 Opened the show @ ArtPool Gallery - St Petersburg, Fl

Pride Show @ Creative Soul Studio - St Petersburg, Fl

ART on 12th Channel District Premiere @ Channelside, Tampa - June

BEACH Art & fashion exhibit @ Shine Gallery - Treasure Island, Fl

KAIROS: An art show about time @ Venture Compound - St Petersburg, Fl

MOQ An Exploration in Design JURIED Art Show @ Lot 1901 -  Tampa, Fl

Garden Art Party @ Green Bench Brewing Co - St Petersburg, Fl

Surreal Show @ Bar 548 - St Petersburg, Fl

Proverbial Art Show @ Bar 548 - St Petersburg, Fl

Trashion Fashion @ ARTPool Gallery - St Petersburg, Fl

2014

Dogs & Cats @ Blue Lucy - St Petersburg, Fl

Trashy Flashy @ Keep Tampa Bay Beautiful Event - Tampa, Fl

TOONS @ Blue Lucy YBOR - August - http://bluelucy.net/toons/index.html

BIKE @ Blue Lucy Gallery - St Petersburg, Fl

Trashion Fashion @ ARTPool Gallery - St Petersburg, Fl

100FILMS @ Blue Lucy Gallery - St Petersburg, Fl

BLOOM Gallery - Opening Show - St Petersburg, Fl

EMERGENCE - JURIED Art Show @ Station NumberThree - St Petersburg, Fl

Femme Fantasy - JURIED Art Show @ Soft Water Studios - St Petersburg, Fl

Art of Women Show @ Olsen Gallery - FSt Petersburg, Fl

Show UP & Throw UP @ Olsen Gallery - St Petersburg, Fl

Local Longboards - Art Series Show - http://www.locallongboards.com/sue-woodall/

2013

DARK ARTS Creep St Pete - Juried Group Show - St Petersburg, Fl

Game ON @ Blue Lucy Gallery - April -  http://gameonart.tumblr.com/post/48277169916

Trashion Fashion @ ARTPool Gallery - St Petersburg, Fl

EAT This! @ Blue Lucy Gallery - September 2013 - http://bluelucy.net/eatthis/index.html

2012

SCRATCH the Surface @ Blue Lucy Gallery - St Petersburg, Fl

Trashion Fashion @ ARTPool Gallery - St Petersburg, Fl

2011

Members Group Show @ Morean Art Center - St Petersburg, Fl

Trashion Fashion @ ARTPool Gallery - St Petersburg, Fl

2010

Group Members Show @ Salt Creek - St Petersburg, Fl