"Let’s Go for a Bike Ride" by Sue Graef, Acrylic on Canvas
24" x 36"
Acrylic on Canvas
Original Art Work
Description: Most kids when Sue grew up had a bike and loved riding around, wind in their hair and having a great time. That first day when the temperature outside rose above fifty degrees was ample reason to jump on their bikes and go for a long ride out in the countryside near home. Her pleasant memories inspired the painting. It captures the details of the spokes, crank, pedals and other mechanical parts adding to it her unusual style and unconventional use of bold colors, contrast and composition. This painting has a blue bike with yellow, green and purple details over top a red background.
Sue Graef is an award-winning American artist whose work is characterized by brilliant color. Working principally in acrylics, Graef creates her semi-abstract paintings by quickly applying color over color, allowing spontaneous creation to play a large part in her work. Her works are vibrant re-creations of what she sees in life. Whilst people can almost always recognize the subject of the painting, Graef twists the perspective and playfully experiments with color for fantastic results.
Although her favorites are Henri Matisse and the more contemporary David Hockney, Graef has developed a style all her own.
Born in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania and 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.
Graef’s more recent exhibits of note are The Annual Gasparilla Festival of the Arts (Tampa, Florida); Miami Art Mob Super Bowl Gallery Event and February Show (Miami, FL); Curators Voice The Art of Isolation Survey 2 Virtual Exhibit (Miami, Fl), Manayunk-Roxborough Art Center Juried Virtual Exhibit (Philadelphia, PA); Marin Society of Artists, Fresh Art Exhibit (San Rafael, CA) and the Greenpoint Gallery (Brooklyn, NY). She is scheduled to exhibit at the famous Miami Art Week Spectrum-Red Dot 2021.
Graef attended classes at Philadelphia College of Art, followed by Tyler School of Art, Temple University and four decades of drawing and painting.