Mankind's antics are beyond my comprehension. My art is my best outlet/escape as my frustration, anxiety & bewilderment rises at all that is occurring daily. Am I witnessing human nature at its' basest or human nature as it continues to evolve?
I don't know. I do understand that in my art I create the kind of world I wish to witness. I create a world of order, peace & sanity as I revisit old memories & create calmer scenarios.
My ability to realistically capture an image has always been a form of cleansing therapy. Chaos, brutality & bullying do not exist. Observing, recreating, reinventing & honoring each canvas with direct images fulfills me.
If a viewer gains insight & a moment of peace & can feel that they have escaped our shared image of this world, then my creation is that much more complete."
A New Jersey native, Sue Funk has lived in Massachusetts for over 20 years. After taking off a few years to raise her children, Sue is back to producing art while also teaching it. A Massachusetts certified teacher, Sue has taught Basic Drawing and Cartooning and many other classes at numerous locations including the Acton Recreation Department, Littleton Parks, Recreation & Community Education, and the Sudbury Council on Aging.
Though contentedly established within the Acton MA community, Sue and her family remain loyal New York Yankee fans!