“When I gave myself permission to become an artist, I realized my sense of self.
“I’m going to take that painting class I’ve always wanted to take.” Moving to Laguna Beach in 1996, Southern California native Sue Thompson enrolled in a local painting class fulfilling a lifelong desire to create art. Working from photographs, Sue's unique perspective and painting style is represented in her sense of color and light. Sue has been an annual exhibitor at the Sawdust Art Festival in Laguna Beach CA since 2001. She is known for her commissioned paintings that capture personal memories from treasured family photos past and present.