Sue Archibald Artist
Frame of reference is a set of ideas, conditions, or assumptions that determine how something will be approached, perceived, or understood. "The observer interprets what he sees in terms of his own cultural frame of reference."
As a Canadian artist my frame of reference comes from my deep roots in this country and the heartening life of a child.
I am drawn to the landscape, to images of domesticity, and recently to abstraction. I believe in the basic artistic expression of our innate creativity.
Many of my images are created from my imagination and have a story to tell. I like when things are a little off kilter, offering you a feeling more than the specifics of an image.
Regardless of what is painted the style remains consistent. Everything is a little playful, not quite real life, a little folksy, a little abstract. There can be a slight edginess to an the image, but it still maintains a sense of whimsy and playfulness. While initially my work may seem charming or simplistic, the viewer is invited to uncover layers of content and thought that may be eeking through.