Sue Scoggins is known for her loose spontaneity and use of color. Avoiding anything too contrived, she paints with the childlike abandonment of E.T. but with the wisdom of Obi-Wan Kenobi.
Sue, owner of Art and Creative Spaces, has studios in Raleigh and on the Southern Outer Banks of North Carolina. Driven to survive, she began to thrive, as she discovered a gift deep within while caring for her husband with early onset Alzheimer disease. Taking on the seemingly "impossible" task of caregiving strengthened her resolve to tackle anything. Her tenacious spirit and focus on "all that is good" is evident in all her paintings.
Primarily self taught, she was heavily influenced by her beloved uncle Sam Gore, respected painter and sculptor. What had been dormant for years became her saving grace.
She has become an prolific painter who has painted in North Carolina, California, Hawaii, Spain, Northern Italy, Hungary and Provence, France. She is represented at The Little Art Gallery and ArtSpace in Raleigh, North Carolina, Tidewater Gallery in Swansboro, North Carolina and the Mattie King Gallery in Historic Beaufort, North Carolina.
“After seeing a few pieces of her pet portraiture, I knew I needed to have one of Sue's paintings. Her work embodies everything I wanted to bring into my home. It is whimsical and cheerful, and her fluid brush strokes and use of color make her subjects come alive!
"I would highly recommend working with Sue for anyone looking to bring joy into their home and into their life.”
"There are so many things that I like about Sue Scoggins’ work that I don’t know where to begin, and I am disappointed that I must contain my remarks to just one painting! In Animal Friends #11 of her website (the golden retriever with the bright pink background) I like that Scoggins breaks away from traditional pet portraits with the use of off-center composition and bold colors. This painting is infused with bright colors, but Scoggins manages to keep enough of a realistic feel to it so that it is not cartoonish. I also like the energy of the visible brushstrokes."
"Oh my goodness! I'd be honored to have any of her pieces in my home. Her talent is amazing!"