Sue Dolamore is a plein air painter and an organizer of community with other artists. She is the coordinator for the Asheville Urban Landscape Painters (AULP), a group of artists that meets weekly for painting demonstrations and painting together on-site from life. Sue works in oils, watercolors, and acrylics, and she has developed quite the body of work over the past few years. Listening to Sue, it is easy to understand why she is a natural at supporting the growing community of artists that is AULP. During this conversation, she offers quite a few gems of wisdom about being an artist and about her approach to life in general.
To connect with Sue and see more of her work:
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- visit her website https://www.suedolamore.com
- follow her on Facebook
- check out her work at Asheville Gallery of Art
Highlights from this episode include:
- Sue’s belief that painting practice should be play!
- Sue’s view on what the soul of an artist longs for
- her discussion of how an artist’s experience is important, not just the painting that is created
- a discussion of how practice pays off
- Sue’s involvement with a project Preserving a Picturesque America, with the goal to paint scenes that were originally painted in the 1800s.
- one hour to paint and then auction off your painting for a good cause? What?! Listen to Sue talk about her participation in the Quick Draw event in Haywood county.
Other Asheville artists and resources mentioned during this episode:
- Jennifer Pearson, owner of the Frugal Framer in Asheville and featured in Episode 9 of this show
- Asheville Urban Landscape Painters
- Lisa Blackshear
- Jo Ridge Kelly
- Ursula Gullow
- Colleen Hester
- Bryan Koontz
- Preserving a Picturesque America with Scott Varn
- Haywood County Quick Draw
- Art in the Park Community Grant
Local Indoor sites mentioned by Sue in the interview (paintings below)
- Well Bred Bakery in Weaverville, NC
- Grove Park Inn lobby in Asheville, NC
- Sunnybank Inn in Hot Springs, NC
And the site of Sue’s daughter Kate, who lives in Florida: https://katedolamore.com
More examples of paintings by Sue Dolamore: