sue morton: artist
In all the pursuits I've turned my hand to throughout my life, art has been a constant.
My training as a primary school teacher had a large focus on art, while my more than two decades as a member of the Stratford Art Society has helped me explore many different painting mediums, spanning from oil and watercolour to murals and collages.
My works have garnered awards and featured in major exhibitions, including HomeWork: Taranaki Art Now, developed by Puke Ariki.
My cartoon series titled Farm Frolics, inspired by the many colourful moments managing a Central Taranaki dairy farm, found an audience of tens of thousands of readers when published in newspapers across the country for more than a decade.
I also made art my profession while directing Stratford's Percy Thomson Gallery for 10 years.
Now, retirement has provided me another opportunity for artistic adventures.
My latest path has been combining my two present passions - painting and photography.
Through a three-year diploma with the Southern Institute of Technology, I've discovered the wonders of digital photography and Photoshop.
Above all, I enjoy the challenge of creating something new - who knows where this road will take me.
I hope you enjoy my images as art is highly subjective and the least we can hope for as artists is a response from our viewers.
all images copyright sue Morton