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Sue Wademan

Sue Wademan is a textile "painter". Inspired by the majestic and ever changing colours of the landscape around her, Sue has been creating her unique fabric painitngs for more than 20 years. Along the way, she has won numerous local art awards and sold her works to visitors from around the world. Sue has taught her unique textile collage technique in Japan, Europe and more recently in the United States.


Sue Wademan

Sue Wademan is a textile "painter. Sue has travelled teaching her free motion stitching/ textile collage technique style of "painting" in many memorable countries. Each country inspires a series of different artworks. She is therefore known nationally and internationally, particularly Australia, Japan and Europe, and more recently in the United States. Most often she "paints" landscapes as these are so inspirational in the various countries she visits, but her series on Italy was motivated by the roof tops of the various villas in Introdacqua in Abruzzo, Italy, producing a wonderful series of the "built" rather than the natural environment.

Many mistake her work from a distance as literally painted, but on closer inspection, you can perceive the textiles and free motion stitching creating a masterpiece of absolute intrigue.

The defining moment in her career was in 2013 when she won the Best Landscape Award at the prestigious Aspiring Art Awards exhibition in Wanaka NZ. 

Sue has been living in Queenstown for over 18 years now, and hasn't looked back since leaving a burgeoning career in Australia. She can be found at her studio at least 4 days a week, whilst other days are spent sharing her talent, teaching her technique. 

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