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Sue Howle. Image: Contributed

Ferry Park ‘Artist of the Month’ is Sue Howle

Sue has been a nurse all her working life and a mother of three children. She has always been interested in sewing and lots of other crafts.

She has taught numerous craft classes throughout the North and Mid North Coast in this time before getting involved in craft.

Sue has been teaching, creating and designing the art of three dimensional works for over twenty five years, and is very thorough in all her planning and creating, to make sure that no detail (no matter how small), is overlooked, making her work unique in all areas.

Article printed in California in 1998 after a magazine executive saw prints at a craft show in South Australia and contacted Sue. (This article can be seen at Ferry Park Gallery).

When a traveller comes across an authentic craft designed by native artists, its always concern for celebration.

Sue’s paper tole or three dimensional decoupage, artwork is no exception. Her designs of the Great Barrier Reef, brightly plumed parrots, kangaroos and Australian wildflowers are authentic representations of her beautiful country.

Each scene is drawn by native artists with a flair for fine detail.

Each print is lavishly illustrated in gorgeous detail but the sheer amount of tiny images that must be cut and mounted in layers can be daunting to the beginner.

The artwork is capturing the essence of this beautiful country and its fascinating Flora and fauna.

Sue has also done motor bikes, ships, semi trailers, old cars, resort buildings and heaps more projects in this craft.

Ferry Park Gallery is open seven days from 9am to 5pm. Everyone is welcome to come and browse.