Featured artist – Sue Rowe

I’m not sure how I came across Sue Rowe’s art, but it definitely caught my attention. At first I thought the works were painted directly from photographs that may have been ‘posterized’ using photo manipulation software. I was impressed. Then I found out that these works were achieved through the use of multiple stencil layers that have been meticulously cut out in a process that must take an age to complete. I was even more impressed. Its extreme dedication to a process on a level I don’t think I could handle – but Sue obviously can and the results are incredible.

Sue Rowe is based on Birmingham, in the UK, and uses photography as references (in case you haven’t guessed) and on her website says that her ” inspiration is drawn from street life” and her “great love of architecture and social history and the contrast between old and new buildings in cities like Birmingham, London and New York.”

Floodlit Grand Central Terminal

Floodlit Grand Central Terminal

Liverpool-Crossing

Liverpool Crossing

New York Fire Escape

New York Fire Escape

Old-Gold

Old Gold

Check out her painting process here – http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1lAqKkVl5bM

And her work can be found here – https://www.facebook.com/media/set/?set=a.383833458677.165325.312569763677&type=1

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