Sue Hoy’s artistic inspiration comes from the beauty of her New England surroundings. She strives to bring vibrancy and energy into her painting through colorful and deliberate mark making. With bold strokes, she simplifies her subject down to the essential elements. Having the viewer see the energy of the brush mark or the line of charcoal, invites them into the process.
"Teaching art to children reminds me of the importance of experimentation and play. Young children have the uninhibited freedom to follow their instincts when making art. They freely respond to their sense of wonder and curiosity. Embracing the spirit of play and trusting the process helps me to keep the discovery open while creating. If I can avoid getting too attached to any one area of the painting, things will develop."
Sue has a BFA in Visual Design. She worked as a graphic designer for many years before moving to painting and teaching. She has been involved in numerous public art projects including murals and painted sculpture. Sue teaches classes for children and adults at the art centers in Milton and Quincy. She lives with her husband and 3 children in Milton, MA.
Legacy Place, Dedham, MA, Outdoor Mural, 2017
Milton Reflecting Aerial Sculpture, Collaborative Installation, 2017
Collicot School, Milton MA, Artist in Residence, Outdoor Classroom Mural 2016, 2017
Dedham Free Library Public Art Project, June 2015
Dedham Public art Utility Box Project, April 2015
Abby Park Mural with Vincent Crotty, 550 Adams St, Milton MA, June 2014
Dedham Public art Utility Box Project, June 2014
ExhibitsThe Wall Gallery, Norwood, MA, Solo Show, June-Juy 2018Quincy Artsfest 2017, Juried Exhibit, Second PlaceQuincy Artsfest 2017, Member's Exhibit, Third PlaceMilton Art Center Satellite Solo Show, Coldwell Banker, Sept-Oct 2017 Isabella's Restaurant, Solo Show, Dedham, MA 2016Quincy Artsfest 2016, Award of ExcellenceQuincy Artsfest 2015, Juried Exhibit, First PlaceQuincy Artsfest 2015, Member's Exhibit, Second PlaceJune 2015 - South Shore Art Center, Arts Festival, Juried showJune 2014- Museum of Fine Arts, Summer Party Juried Silent Auction, Boston, MADecember 2013 - Milton Public Library, Wotiz Gallery - Ongoing - Abby Park - Milton, MAQuincy Artsfest 2013, Juried Exhibit, Honorable Mention AwardedDedham Square Artist Guild - August 2013
Museum of Fine Arts, Summer Party Juried Silent Auction, Boston, MASeptember 2012
Milton Art Center, Gallery 334 - “Reflections” - Milton, MA June 2012
Forbes House Museum "Wet Paint" - Milton, MA January 2012 -
Milton Public Library Wotiz Gallery - “Milton’s 350th Celebration” - Milton, MA June 2012 -
South Shore Art Center, Arts Festival, Juried show May 20, 2012
EducationUMASS Dartmouth, BFA Visual Design Museum of Fine Arts Boston, Studio Art/Painting