LH023: Sue Dolamore – Plein Air Painting, Solo and in Community

SOLD "Marsh House" 8x10" oil painting by Asheville artist Sue Dolamore
SOLD “Marsh House” 8×10″ oil painting by Asheville artist Sue Dolamore

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.

 

Asheville artist Sue Dolamore

To connect with Sue and see more of her work:

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:

Local Indoor sites mentioned by Sue in the interview (paintings below)

And the site of Sue’s daughter Kate, who lives in Florida: https://katedolamore.com

Sue Dolamore Asheville artist painting plein air for the PAPA project, photo courtesy of Scott Varn
Sue Dolamore Asheville artist painting plein air for the PAPA project (photo courtesy of Scott Varn, PAPA)

More examples of paintings by Sue Dolamore:

"View from Paint Rock in Hot Springs", watercolor painting from sketchbook of Asheville artist Sue Dolamore
“View from Paint Rock in Hot Springs”, watercolor painting from sketchbook of Asheville artist Sue Dolamore
"French Broad River Bridge at Hot Springs", watercolor painting from sketchbook of Asheville artist Sue Dolamore
“French Broad River Bridge at Hot Springs”, watercolor painting from sketchbook of Asheville artist Sue Dolamore
"Graveyard Fields Falls East" watercolor painting from sketchbook of Asheville artist Sue Dolamore
“Graveyard Fields Falls East” watercolor painting from sketchbook of Asheville artist Sue Dolamore
"Awaiting Totality" 12x12" watercolor painting by Asheville Artist Sue Dolamore, available at the Asheville Gallery of Art
“Awaiting Totality” 12×12″ watercolor painting by Asheville Artist Sue Dolamore, available at the Asheville Gallery of Art
"Sunny Bank Inn, Room 6, Hot Springs", watercolor painting from sketchbook of Asheville artist Sue Dolamore
“Sunny Bank Inn, Room 6, Hot Springs”, watercolor painting from sketchbook of Asheville artist Sue Dolamore
"Well Bred Counter" watercolor sketch of bakery in Weaverville, NC by Asheville artist Sue Dolamore
“Well Bred Counter” watercolor sketch of bakery in Weaverville, NC by Asheville artist Sue Dolamore
SOLD "Almost Heaven" 14x18" oil painting by Asheville artist Sue Dolamore
SOLD “Almost Heaven” 14×18″ oil painting by Asheville artist Sue Dolamore
"Drovers Road at Lovers Leap", watercolor painting from sketchbook of Asheville artist Sue Dolamore
“Drovers Road at Lovers Leap”, watercolor painting from sketchbook of Asheville artist Sue Dolamore

 

 

 

 

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