About the Artist

Sue Schongar Whitten's compelling watercolor paintings depict the beauty of everyday scenes often missed in our busy lives. Her paintings reflect the places she loves and the traveling she has done.

Born in New Jersey, raised in Illinois and Connecticut, Sue comes from a long line of artists, going all the way back to Martin Schongauer, an influential artist of the Renaissance. She got her fine arts degree from Thiel College in Greenville, Pennsylvania. After graduation, she lived in Indiana, southern California, and northern California, where she taught art privately and at Laurelwood Elementary. In 2002 she moved to northern Colorado and is currently living with her husband in their dream home, nestled in the foothills of the Rocky Mountains. 

Sue works in watercolor because of its fresh look and fast drying time. By layering washes, she gets the depth and strong value changes she desires. Sue's award-winning artwork has been included in regional and national shows. Her work is in private and corporate collections around the world.

When she is not working with watercolor, Sue enjoys crafting WonkyWare, hand-built pottery with a twist. Each piece is a unique combination of beauty and quirkiness, and expresses the wonky side of a joyful life.

Sue is a signature member of the Colorado Watercolor Society, a member of the Trimble Court Artisans Co-op, and has served as President of the Artists Association of Northern Colorado.

Her paintings and WonkyWare pieces can be viewed at Trimble Court Artisans Gallery in Fort Collins, Colorado. Her watercolors are available at Studio T Art Gallery in Saratoga, WY. For commission information, contact Sue here