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Sue Martin

Sue Martin holds an M.A. in Theatre and has worked in public relations. As an artist, she works in watercolor, oil, and acrylic to capture Utah landscapes or the beauty of everyday objects in still life.

Artist Profiles | Visual Arts

John Erickson: Ready to Do Some Real Damage

An assistant professor at the University of Utah, Erickson treats his classes like a research lab; he might be looking for a cure for the mundane while inoculating his students against their native cultures. He takes his experiences in this laboratory back to his studio and adds to his own visual vocabulary. In genuine humility he may tell you that he never much envisioned commercial success as an artist. Yet, that is exactly what happened.

Book Reviews | Hints 'n' Tips | Visual Arts

Beginning Acrylic: Susette Gertsch’s Tips and Techniques for learning to paint in acrylic

Susette Billedeaux Gertsch’s new book is both “how-to-do” the basics of painting with acrylics and how-not-to-be-tied-down to the realistic details in nature. It’s refreshing to find a “beginning” painting book that right away gives you permission to be painterly rather than a slave to realism and accurate drawing, […]