Sue Abbott, May featured artist


E. Sue Abbott is The River Gallery’s featured artist for the month for May. Sue finds an artistic quality in everything she sees. Her unique interpretations of her favorite subjects- the animals on her farm- are expressed in acrylic on giant canvases. According to Sue, “The bigger the better.”  Sue, who currently resides in Bernice, Louisiana,  is from New Mexico and finds inspiration from the Land of Enchantment. A self-taught artist, she has lived and worked in the art field all of her adult life. After high school, she spent a year on the reservation living with an Indian family, creating and selling art in the market. She spent several years in San Miguel de Allende, Mexico studying at the Instituto Allende and working with her friend who owned the Galleria San Miguel.

Her show is the second in the series called “Night Mares”  Sue’s featured show will hang at the River Gallery throughout the month of May,2013. The Ouachita River Art Gallery (nicknamed the River Gallery), voted Best Art Gallery in 2011, is at 308 Trenton Street, West Monroe, and it is open Tuesday through Saturday 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. The Gallery is the oldest and largest co-op gallery in the state. Many of the artists accept commissions, so if you see a style of work that you like, don’t be afraid to inquire about having one of the artists create a custom piece. Admission is always free. Gallery members’ work can also be seen at ORAG’s extension gallery located in the lobby of Ouachita Independent Bank/Bankers Mortgage Plaza at 18th and Louisville in Monroe. Call 322-2380 for more information or visit and don’t forget to “like” us on Facebook for sneak peeks of new art.


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