McKeesport Art Group hosts artist Sue Levy at 7:15 p.m. Monday, Sept. 16.
Levy was born and raised in Ohio. She always had an interest and love for art from the time her mother, an artist herself, taught her to draw.
Sue moved to Pittsburgh in 1960 to continue her art education at the Art Institute of Pittsburgh. She specialized in Fashion Illustration. After graduation she did illustrations for several small local publications.
After working in oil, pen and ink and acrylic medium for many years, she decided to try watercolor in 1984. Although she does still work in the mentioned mediums, watercolor seemed most rewarding to her. Sue states:
“I love to paint, especially historical buildings and locations. I strive to invite the viewer into my paintings, and hopefully I am able capture a memory of a place or time for the viewer. I also love to do house and animal portraits.”
Sue’s paintings have been shown in various area galleries and in group shows. She has had solo shows at the Westminster Gallery, Gallery on the Square & Framers Gallery. Sue is a member of the Pittsburgh Watercolor Society, Upper St. Clair League for the Arts, and McMurray Art League, where her work can also been seen during their shows.
Most recently Sue has begun teaching watercolor and loves to help those who also have a great love for art.
The meeting is in the art room of McKeesport Area High School and is open to the public. Light refreshments will be served.