Sue Bowerman, Artist
“Art enables us to find ourselves and lose ourselves at the same time”
Sue Bowerman is an artist who lives in northern Michigan. Her work is inspired by the region’s rich natural beauty – the shores of Lake Michigan, Sleeping Bear Dunes National Lakeshore, the Leelanau and Old Mission peninsulas, inland lakes and rivers, vineyards, cherry orchards, and quaint coastal towns like Elk Rapids, Glen Arbor, Leland and Traverse City. She also spends time in southern Arizona, painting desert vistas, mountains, historical towns, and amazing vegetation. Madera Canyon, the Santa Rita Mountains, Tubac, Saguaro National Forest, Tucson’s Tohono Chul and Sedona are favorite painting locations. By exploring both worlds through paint and canvas, Sue celebrates the uniqueness of these beautiful parts of the country.
Growing up, Sue was surrounded by art and the creative process. Her mother and grandmother were both talented artists. Sue spent many hours watching woodcarvings, portraits and landscape paintings take shape. Despite a natural talent and a love for canvas, Sue dedicated her life to raising a family and a career in clinical and school social work, periodically taking art classes in a variety of mediums. Now retired, Sue is able to devote more time to her art. Always learning, Sue continues to take workshops regularly in both Michigan and Arizona. She has studied with Charles Murphy, Linda Tyson, Sharon Tarr, Kevin McPerson, Beth Ray, Marc Hanson, Walter Porter, Joe DiGuilio, Margo Burian and Bill Cramer.