Sue Buck is a full-time artist who lives and maintains a studio in Ashville, North Carolina. She has been painting mandalas for nearly 40 years and explains, “Mandalas, to me, are the creative blending of art and math. I'm drawn to both - I was an engineering major until I chose to pursue my passion for art.” Her affinity for the shape of the circle is because it represents completeness and wholeness.
“In her mandala paintings Sue combines her innovative design sense with a superb attention to symmetry, balance, and detail. Her visually rich repertoire spans many harmonious variations of colors and compositions which radiate a calming and peaceful energy. In our fast-paced world besieged by a myriad of distractions, her meditative art provides a much-needed healing refuge.”
– Renée Phillips, Director, Manhattan Arts International
Sue draws her designs using a compass, protractor and ruler and paints her mandalas in watercolor using museum quality materials and archival, acid-free paper. She then varnishes her paintings to ensure the utmost protection and longevity. This process follows a long tradition used by master artists predating the Renaissance period. Her paintings are mounted on wood panels so they may be hung without the need for a mat, glass or frame.
Sue’s many collectors span the U.S., Europe and Asia. Her artwork is also found in public collections including Pavillon Alumni Center, Mill Spring NC and BAIC Group, Shanghai, Peoples’ Republic of China.
Her art has been exhibited in the Montford Arts and Music Festival, Asheville NC, Stecoah Valley Center, Robbinsville NC, and the WildChild Art Gallery in Matlacha, FL, among other venues. She has also participated in art auctions to help raise funds for the American Cancer Society and other charities.
Sue received a National Merit Scholarship from NMSC, 1975-1980, and attended University of Michigan, College of Engineering, Ann Arbor MI and Western Michigan University, School of Art, Kalamazoo MI. She is a member of the Society of Mixed Media Artists and American Watercolor Society.