Born in California and raised in Minnesota, Sue Wipf worked on her parents’ farm and spent time pondering the skies and the beauty around her. That experience continues to influence her values and her perspective on the world around her. An avid gardener today, she enjoys artistic expression through her love for nature. This has transpired to her plein air painting and studio work. Living by an environmental lake frequented by trumpeter swans, great blue herons, eagles, hawks and ducks, allows her the privilege of observing beauty every day. Sue also lives near 2600 acres of parkland with native prairie grasses and flowers. “Though realistic in my painting technique, I look for the wondrous abstract patterns in nature and still life, and strive for the less is more philosophy. Painting outdoors brings excitement in capturing the emotion of that moment through color and light.” Vermeer, Sargent, Turner, Sorolla have influenced Sue. She has studied at the Schroeder Studio and taken workshops from Master artists. Sue is a member of Outdoor Painters of Minnesota, and an associate member of Oil Painters of America, Women Artists of the West, Plein Air Artists Colorado and the American Impressionist Society.