"Tacony Palmyra Bridge" by Sue Graef, Acrylic on Canvas
30" x 48”
Acrylic on Canvas
Original Art Work
Description: The artist's history, going back decades, overlaps with the Tacony Palmyra Bridge. It is a little bit of a snapshot from her life. To begin with, it spans the Delaware River taking travelers from the Tacony section of Philadelphia, Pennsylvania to southern New Jersey. Graef drove across often visiting her grandmother, other family members and going back and forth to college. It is a very narrow bridge with narrow lanes and really wasn't much to look at, but that's where the challenge begins....transforming the image into something striking to look at. This is an urban landscape painted in vibrant colors of red, orange and green over a dark blue-purple making the artwork wild and intense to look at. It is unframed with neatly painted edges, measures 30" x 48" and is ready to hang on the wall with all the needed hardware attached.
ABOUT THE ARTIST:
Sue Graef is an award-winning American artist, born in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. Growing up in the suburbs not far from New York enabled her to frequently visit the museums and art galleries, a large influence in her work.
Although her favorites are Henri Matisse and the more contemporary David Hockney, Graef has developed a unique style all her own using vibrant color in a Pop Art style of landscapes and urban scenes.
In the last few years Graef exhibited with 18 different venues all over then United States. She is currently exhibiting at the District Arts Gallery in Frederick, Maryland. Other exhibits of note are The Annual Gasparilla Festival of the Arts, Curators Voice, Marin Society of Artists and the Greenpoint Gallery in Brooklyn, NY. She is scheduled to exhibit during the famous Miami Art Week December 2021 at Spectrum Wynwood Miami and SCOPE on Miami Beach.
Graef attended classes at Philadelphia College of Art, followed by Tyler School of Art, Temple University and four decades of drawing and painting.