EDUCATION

Art Center College of Design, Pasadena, CA

STATEMENT

My life is more than just good, it’s a dream come true. Growing up on the beautiful Southern California beaches I had a great childhood filled with sunny days, a wonderful family and great friends.

In 1999, after leasing a studio in San Francisco, my style began to take shape. Maybe it was the seclusion of the location, or not having to worry about spilling paint on the floor — whatever it was I began to find my muse. My style continues to evolve, and it is that evolution that inspires me to continue to grow and explore as an artist.

BIO

A professional painter for nearly three decades, Sue Averell’s vibrant and whimsical paintings are renowned for their dramatic color, texture and expressive, flowing lines.

Sue Averell grew up in Southern California. She attended Art Center College of Design in Pasadena, California where she gained an in-depth knowledge of the importance of drawing, composition, painting technique, and color theory.

Averell’s style began to emerge in 1999 after leasing a large studio space in San Francisco. The open space and secluded location allowed her the necessary solitude to work on large scale pieces, something that had been calling to Sue for years. She soon had a growing collection of large paintings and drawings.

In 2001 Sue’s Urban Landscape series was presented by North Beach Gallery in San Francisco. Since then her Urban Landscape and Botanical works have been sold in galleries across the country. Her paintings are included collections in the US, London, Switzerland, France, Germany, Thailand, Singapore, Israel, Mexico and Canada. Additionally, Averell is awarded on average 12 commissions annually by both corporate and private collectors.

Much of Averell’s work explores a common theme of water, an interesting juxtaposition to the man-made urban environment. In 2013 Sue started a new abstract series focusing on land, sky & water. This new body of works allows for more experimentation with the materials and has added another dimension to her artist offerings.

In 2016 Sue began to create a new body of work on three dimensional surfaces. These mixed media pieces are both wall installations and free-standing tower shapes. Her latest series explores a variety of themes including urban landscape, natural landscape, botanical scenes, figurative, and fantasy and incorporate steel, paint and ceramics to describe the visual story. Sue Averell’s impressive and ever-evolving body of work continually captivates collectors. This new series is no exception and several are now part of private collections in the United States and Canada.

When asked how she keeps her creative practice fresh, “My style continues to evolve, and it is the evolution that inspires me to continue to grow and explore as an artist.”

SOLO & SELECT EXHIBITIONS

2022

Art Market San Francisco, Fort Mason – April 21-24
Tierra Mar Gallery, Santa Fe, NM – ongoing
Flower & Hewes, Sonoma, CA – ongoing
John Hanes Fine Art, Boonville, CA – ongoing

2021

Tierra Mar Gallery, Santa Fe, NM – ongoing
Flower & Hewes, Sonoma, CA – ongoing
John Hanes Fine Art, Boonville, CA – ongoing

2020

Tierra Mar Gallery, Santa Fe, NM – ongoing
Flower & Hewes, Sonoma, CA – ongoing
Art Palm Springs, February 6-9
John Hanes Fine Art, Boonville, CA – ongoing

2019

Pillars, ARC Gallery San Francisco, March 1 – April 5
Art Santa Fe, Santa Fe, NM, July 18-21
John Hanes Fine Art, Boonville, CA – ongoing

2018

SOFA, Chicago – Gallery Sausalito, November 2 – 5
Celebration of Fine Art, Scottsdale, AZ
John Hanes Fine Art, Boonville, CA – ongoing

2017

4 Squared, ARC Gallery, San Francisco, September
Celebration of Fine Art, Scottsdale, AZ
Village Gallery, Laguna Beach, CA
Celebration of Fine Art, Scottsdale, AZ
Art Hub Abu Dhabi – Residency & Group Show – January 4 – February 3
Park Hyatt Abu Dhabi – Celebrating Ramadan, The Mosque 8th of June – 8th of July
John Hanes Fine Art, Boonville, CA – ongoing

2016

SOLO Show Prima Fine Art Gallery, Laguna Beach, August 4 – 7
SOFA, Chicago – Gallery Sausalito, November 3 – 6
Abu Dhabi, Art Hub Gallery, January
John Hanes Fine Art, Boonville, CA – ongoing

2015

Prima Fine Art, Laguna Beach, CA
College of Marin, Kentfield, CA
Celebration of Fine Art, Scottsdale, AZ
Fort Lauderdale Gallery, Fort Lauderdale, FL
Gallery 1870, Yountville, CA
Prima Fine Art Gallery, Laguna Beach, CA
Village Gallery, Laguna Beach, CA
John Hanes Fine Art, Boonville, CA – ongoing

2014

Celebration of Fine Art, Scottsdale, AZ
Fort Lauderdale Gallery, Fort Lauderdale, FL
McKibben Gallery, Laguna Beach, CA
Village Gallery, Laguna Beach, CA
John Hanes Fine Art, Boonville, CA
Hinc, San Francisco Design Center, San Francisco, CA
Art4Aids Auction, San Francisco, CA

2013

Celebration of Fine Art, Scottsdale, AZ
Fort Lauderdale Gallery, Fort Lauderdale, FL
Legends Gallery, La Jolla, CA
John Hanes Fine Art, Boonville, CA
Richard Danskin Gallery, Palm Desert, CA
Art4Aids Auction, San Francisco, CA

2012

Blooms To Buildings, Robert Morris University, Chicago, IL
Blooms To Buildings, Stanford University, Palo Alto, CA
Celebration of Fine Art, Scottsdale, AZ
Fort Lauderdale, Fort Lauderdale, FL
Signature Gallery, Laguna Beach, CA – Featured Artist In October!
John Hanes Fine Art, Boonville, CA
Richard Danskin Gallery, Palm Desert, CA
Pop-Up Gallery, Alameda, CA – Group Show, Still Life, July
Cavallo Point Gallery, Sausalito, CA – Group Show, Small Works – October 27th
Art4Aids Auction, San Francisco, CA

2011

More Than Cupcakes, Signature Gallery, Laguna Beach, CA
Celebration of Fine Art, Scottsdale, AZ
Oceanside Museum of Art, “Momento Mori”, Oceanside, CA
Fort Lauderdale Gallery, Fort Lauderdale, FL
Signature Gallery, Laguna Beach, CA
John Hanes Fine Art, Boonville, CA
Richard Danskin Gallery, Palm Desert, CA
Art4Aids Auction, San Francisco Design Center, CA
Stanford University, Palo Alto, CA

2010

FEEL THE COLOR, Signature Gallery, Santa Fe, NM
Celebration of Fine Art, Scottsdale, AZ
Signature Gallery, Laguna Beach, CA
Signature Gallery, Santa Fe, NM
Art4Aids Auction, San Francisco Design Center, CA
Hinc, San Francisco Design Center, San Francisco, CA
Pride, Alumni & Staff Exhibition, CHS, Carlsbad, CA
John Hanes Fine Art, Boonville, CA
Richard Danskin Gallery, Palm Desert, CA
Large Luxuries Small Wonders, Marin Arts Council, San Rafael, CA

2009

JUGGLING COLOR, Signature Gallery, Laguna Beach, CA
Celebration of Fine Art, Scottsdale, AZ
Gallery 599, Sausalito, CA
Signature Gallery, Laguna Beach, CA
Art4Aids Auction, Bonhams & Butterfields, San Francisco, CA
Hinc, San Francisco Design Center, San Francisco, CA
Landscape Beyond Landscape, SOMArts, San Francisco, CA
Pride, Alumni & Staff Exhibition, CHS, Carlsbad, CA
John Hanes Fine Art, Boonville, CA

2008

Celebration of Fine Art, Scottsdale, AZ
Signature Gallery, Laguna Beach, CA
Hinc, San Francisco Design Center, San Francisco, CA
Patterns, Kathleen McMahon Fine Art Gallery, San Francisco, CA
Pride, Alumni & Staff Exhibition, CHS, Carlsbad, CA

2007

Celebration of Fine Art, Scottsdale, AZ
Urban Landscapes, Esteban Sabar Gallery, Oakland, CA
Hinc, San Francisco Design Center, San Francisco, CA

2006

Celebration of Fine Art, Scottsdale, AZ
Hinc, San Francisco Design Center, San Francisco, CA
Jugglers of Color, Esteban Sabar Gallery, Oakland, CA
Sutter Street Gallery, San Francisco, CA

2005

Celebration of Fine Art, Scottsdale, AZ
North Beach Gallery, Powell Street, San Francisco, CA
Art Is Still Life, ArtWorksf, San Francisco, CA
Hinc, San Francisco Design Center, San Francisco, CA

2004

North Beach Gallery, Powell Street, San Francisco, CA
Hinc, San Francisco Design Center, San Francisco, CA
ArtworkSF, Café Show, Somarts, San Francisco, CA

2003

North Beach Gallery, Powell Street, San Francisco, CA
Landscape Show, The Rainbow Gallery, Colfax, CA

2002

Urban Color Gallery, San Francisco, CA
ArtWorksf, San Francisco, CA

2001

Urban Color Gallery, San Francisco, CA
Art & Sole, Fine Art DuJour Gallery, San Francisco, CA
People, Places, Things, Digital Annex, San Francisco, CA

2000

ArtWorksf, San Francisco, CA

COMMISSIONS

2022

Lionel & Dominique V., CA – Urban 3D Tower
Bob & Sheryl S., CA – Large Scale Urban Landscape
Flower & Hewes Gallery, CA – Botanical 
Tierra Mar Gallery For – Lynn & Bary S. Tuscon, AZ – Large Scale Botanical
Matt W., Portland, OR – Large Scale Urban Landscape
Maria M., Coral Gables, FL – Large Scale Abstracted Landscape
Alan H., Lake Charles, LA – Botanical
Tierra Mar Gallery for Phil, Austin TX – Cosmo Martini & Large Botanical 
Sandra B.. Scottsdale, AZ – Large Urban Landscape
Jim & Tina M.. Leawood KS – Two Large Botanicals
Maurissa & Adam M., Wake Forest, NC – Large Scale Fantasy Scape


2021

Rodrigo C., Colima Mexico – Large Scale Botanical
Lauren & James P. , New Jersey – Large Scale Fantasy Scape
Alex I., New Jersey – Large Scale Botanical
Chad & Mande B. – Carlsbad, CA – Large Scale Fantasy Scape
Dean & Shirley J. Sonoma CA – Poppy Field
Elizabeth & Russ G. – Richmond, CA – Botanical
Kanchen & Ravi – Carmel, CA – Large Sale Ocean Wave
Kanchen & Ravi – Carmel, CA – Large Sale Almond Tree in Bloosom
Maggie H. – Palm Springs, CA – Giant Martini
Paula H. – San Francisco, CA – Poppy Field With Bees

2020

Edward & Cathleen K, TN – Urban Landscape – Paris
Barron W. KY – Urban Landscape
Michael H, SC – Urban Landscape – Holy City
Charles H., CA – UFI The Famous Blue Jay
Claudia F. TX – Claudia’s Favorite Bird, Cardinal
Deborah M. CA – Large Scale Urban Landscape – San Francisco
Judy & Frank L., Scottsdale, AZ -Rendering of Scottsdale, AZ
Sara C., California – Red Cardinal Bird
Rodrigo C., Colima Mexico – Large Scale Urban Landscape
Sandra B., Scottsdale, AZ – Large Scale Botanical
Paula K., Little Rock, AR – Martini
Jon &  Susan S., Scottsdale, AZ – Large Scale Botanical
Nicole & Kevin T., Palo Alto, CA – Portraites
Maggie H., Seattle, WA – Giant Martini

2019

Judy & Frank L., Scottsdale, AZ – 3 Large Scale Urban Landscape Renderings
Irina V., San Francisco, CA – Portrait
MJ, Sonoma, CA – Urban Landscape
Carole L., PA – Botanical
Kirby L., WA – Botanical
Dale S., Coronado Island, San Diego, CA – Hotel Del Coronado
Cathie & Bill C., Goodyear, AZ – Room Interior With Ocean View
Eric & William, Arlington, VA – Urban Landscape – Paris
Eric & William, Arlington, VA – Urban Landscape – London
Suzanne & Michael L., Paradise Valley, AZ – Urban Landscape – San Francisco
Katie T., San Rafael, CA – Urban Landscape – Sausalito

2018

Joany & Joe D., AZ – Triptych of Chicago
Judy & David S., NY – Large Scale Botanical
Carol & Monty V., TN – Urban Dreamscape
Village Gallery, Laguna Beach, CA – Brooklyn & Manhatten Bridges
Gallery 1870, Yountville, CA –  Napa Valley Vineyard
Phyllis & Jeff, Fountain Hills, AZ – Large Scale Botanical
Prima Agency, Laguna Beach, CA- 3D Botanical
Kelly & Joe S., NY – Urban Landscape
Matthew M., Chicago IL – Triptych of Chicago
John & Lan K., Encinitas, CA – Large Scale Botanical
Kathleen C. Grants Pass, OR –  Botanical
Beth & Andrew, Corte Madera, CA – Large Scale Urban Landscape

2017

Kelly M., Scottsdale, AZ – Urban Landscape Times Square
Edward & Cathleen K, TN – Big River
Maria M, Miami Beach, FL – Large Botanical
Gallery 1870, Yountville, CA – Large Botanical
Todd & Deborah, Scottsdale, AZ – Large Botanical
Dora S., Brooklyn NY, – Large Botanical
The Signature Gallery, Laguna Beach, CA – Urban Landscape of Spain
Caryn S., Highland Park, IL – 2 Botanical
Joany & Joe D., Anthem, AZ – Botanical
Jeff & Britta K., Florida – Botanical Diptych
Kristy & Alex T. Phoenix, AZ – Poppy Fields
Jo B., Austin, TX – Seattle Urban Landscape
Caryn & David S / Susan Sansweet Design, IL – 2 Large Botanicals

2016

John & Lan K, Encinitas, CA – Urban Landscape & Botanical
Bruce & Karen S, Scottsdale, AZ – Sedona Dreamscape
Julie & Michael B., Paradise Valley, AZ – Chicago Urban Landscape
Prima Fine Art Gallery, Laguna Beach, CA – for Mr. & Mrs. B. – NYC Urban Landscape
Anne H., Corte Madera, CA – San Francisco Urban Landscape
Prima Fine Art Gallery, Laguna Beach, CA – for Mary, PA – Urban Landscape of San Francisco
Tom & Sherry S., Arizona – Wine Themed Piece
Prima Fine Art Gallery, Laguna Beach, CA – Bigger Blue Botanical
John & Kathy P., WI – Urban Landscape of NYC
Jeff & Britta K., Florida – Botanical
Kimberly C, LA CA – Urban Landscape of NYC
Gallery 1870 for Brian, CA – Botanical

2015

Debra, Less & Emily, Holladay, UT – Urban Botanical, Mixed Media
Village Gallery, Laguna Beach, CA – Urban Botanical, Acrylic
Bill H./Celebration of Fine Art, Scottsdale, AZ – Botanical
Amiee & Chris L., Arizona – Botanical
Bruce & Joanna B., Colorado – 5 Panel Abstracted Botanical
Michael & Robyn B., Southern California – Lake Tahoe Landscape
Laura M., Southern California – San Clemente Pier
Dan F., Arizona – Seattle Urban Landscape
Sandra B., Arizona – London Urban Landscape
Sandy & Paul, Northern California – San Francisco Urban Landscape
Mei G, China & Northern California – NYC Urban Landscape

2014

Marylyn & Larry K., Dayton OH – Urban Landscape of NYC
Frank & Janice R., Fountain Hills, AZ – Urban Landscape of San Francsico
Debbie C., Laguna Beach, CA – Urban Landscape of Laguna Beach, CA
Jeanne B., Sacramento, CA – Urban Landscape of Mill Valley, CA
Patsy H./ Bellagio Intl., NY, NY – Urban Landscape of NYC
Graham & Gayle C., Vancouver, BC – Urban Landscape of Vancouver
Michele G., Scottsdale, AZ – Urban Landscape of A Dreamscape
David & Susan R., Orange, OH – Botanical
Debra & Less A., Holladay, UT – Urban Landscape of NYC

2013

Tim & Julie B., Antioch, CA – Botanical
Mary O., Chicago, IL – Urban Landscape of Chicago
Signature Gallery – Urban Landscape of Laguna Beach
Bellagio International Gallery – Urban Landscape of Monte Carlo
Jim & Theresa H., Canada – Landscape Including Their Home
Tina S. The Woodlands, TX – Botanical
Cathy & Bill C, Globe, AZ – Urban Landscape of San Francisco
Elisabeth & Paul C., Paradise Valley, AZ – Botanical Painting
Steve & Karen, Scottsdale, AZ – Urban Landscape of San Diego
Matt M., Chicago, IL – Urban Landscape of Chicago
Phyllis & Ken G., Greenbrae, CA – Botanical Triptych
Ken & Phyllis G., Greenbrae, CA – Natural Scape Diptych
Prima Fine Art, Laguna Beach, CA – Urban Landscape of NYC

2012

Robert & Bonnie L., Washington DC – Urban Landscape of Washington neighborhood
Fort Lauderdale Gallery For Paul D Family, Southern CA – Drawing of London & Drawing of Washington DC
Albert B., Washington DC – Urban Landscape of NYC
Paul & Donna D., Fresno, CA – Urban Landscape of Chicago
Tim & Julie B., Antioch, CA – Urban Landscape of San Francisco
Fort Lauderdale Gallery For Kristen & Duncan, Fort Lauderdale, FL – Urban Landscape of NYC
Fort Lauderdale Gallery For Colleen & Fred S. , Resdon, VA – The Spanish Stairs, Rome
Don & Candy E., Mesa, AZ – NYC Depicting the High-Line Park
Fort Lauderdale Gallery For the Rosenbaums, MA – Botanical

2011

Cisco Systems, San Jose, CA – Computer Scape
Scott & Megan K., WI – Running Shoes in Surreal Landscape
Sylvia K., San Francisco, CA – San Francisco Urban Landscape
Alicia & Ralph N., VA – Triptych of Hamsas Featuring the Wailing Wall in Isreal
Gaye & Robert S., AZ– Chicago Urban Landscape
Fort Lauderdale Gallery– 6 Botanical Paintings (commissioned by 5 of the gallerie’s top clients)
Mary Ellen & Frans S., AZ– Chicago Urban Landscape
Sandra & Hamesh B., AZ – 2 Botanical Paintings
Jodi & Joe S., AZ – Scottsdale Urban Landscape
Janie M., AZ– Urban Landscape Drawing on Panel
Lisa & Kevin W., AZ–  Florance, Italy Urban Landscape
Mindy & David W., ID –  NYC Urban Landscape
Deb & Dale, CA – San Francisco Urban Landscape

2010

Robert Morris University, Chicago IL – Chicago Urban Landscape
David & Marilyn M., College Town, PA – Pittsburgh Urban Landscape
The Signature Gallery, Pittsburgh, Urban Landscape AND
Rick & Joseph, Portland, OR – Portland Urban Landscape
Suzanne & Michael L., Corte Medera, CA – S.F. Bay, Landscape

2009

Pat & Rob L., Lincoln, NE – Sausalito, Urban Landscape
Robert Morris University, Chicago, IL – 4 Urban Landscapes of Chicago
McKinley Art Solutions, San Francisco, CA – 2 Botanical
Kim & Ross B., Kentfield, CA – Italian Urban Landscape
Mary & Bob M., Scottsdale, AZ – Botanical
Amby & Stormy A., Las Cruses, NM – Italian Urban Landscape
Marina & Jeff D., Peoria, AZ – Sierra Landscape
Dee & Chuck M., Scottsdale, AZ – Moon Over Cactus

2008

Betsy & John K., Hernando, FL – Urban Landscape
Anna & Erin G., Corte Madera, CA – New York Carousel
William & Nicole S., Mill Valley, CA – Botanical
Daniel K., London, UK – Urban Landscape
Charles & Robin M., Chicago, IL – Urban Landscape
Duane & Ann S., Sioux Falls, SD – Urban Landscape
Amanda W., Mill Valley, CA – Botanical
Paul & Djel B., Omaha, NE – Urban Landscape
Pat & Rob L., Lincoln, NE– San Francisco, Urban Landscape
John & Lisa N., Erie, PA– Urban Landscape

2007

Oxford Lodging Group, San Francisco. CA – Urban Landscape

PUBLISHED

North Bay Business Journal – Feature Cover Story – April 2022
Pacific Sun – Novato, CA – Feature Cover Story – March 2022
The New Mexican, Santa Fe, NM Cover Story – January 2020
Phoenix Home & Garden – Scottsdale, AZ – February 2019 Issue
American Art Collector, Scottsdale, AZ – January 2011 Issue
Arizona Art Collector, 2011-2012 Issue, Article on How To Collect Art
MacGuffin Spring/Summer 2009 Cover, “If I Had A Treehouse”
Journal of Psychoactive Drugs, Vol. 39, 2007 Cover, “Friends & Lovers”
Canadian Art Prints – Winn Devon Art Group, 2005, ongoing publishing of botanical works Unfortunately, they stopped paying me years ago, but continue to profit from my work. Artists, beware of this company!
Marin Magazine, Sausalito, CA – Febuary 2011 Issue
American Art Collector, Scottsdale, AZ – January 2011 Issue
Arizona Art Collector, 2011-2012 Issue, Article on How To Collect Art

COLLECTIONS

Robert Morris University, Chicago, IL
Oxford Lodging Group, San Francisco, CA
Cisco Systems, San Jose, CA
InHale Corp., San Mateo, CA
Support Soft, Redwood City, CA
Stephenie Meyer, Author, The Twilight Series, Phoenix, AZ
Kevin Pollak, Actor, LA, CA
Jon Cryer, Actor, LA, CA