About Sue Riger
Pointing to the beauty of creation one brushtroke at a time
As an artist, I want to bring my viewers to a place of peace.
I've returned to my love of painting to work as a full-time artist. I'm 60 years old (not feeling it yet!) and I'm giving it my whole heart. My favorite subjects are flowers and anything that catches the light.
I was honored to receive first place, the "Inspired Excellence Award" in the Storyteller's Creative Arts juried competition in 2014 for my painting "Carrying Plantains Home". This is a girl from a village I support in Honduras.
I earned a BFA degree from Penn State University
I was also fortunate to study with these wonderful artists:
I have designed, written, and illustrated books. That required fluency in design and layout software and for me that's like working on a puzzle. I love learning new techniques and using them in my work. My dear friend, Cathee Poulsen – author, speaker, and spiritual mentor – partnered with me on two of them. They offer refreshing ways to deepen your Christian prayer life.
My children's book was awarded CSPA's Children's Book of the Year in 2015.
You can check them out hereClick here to browse the books.
Having worked closely with Shepherd Network, Inc., a Florida based missions organization, I really want to use my art to help impoverished children. For the past few years I have been donating my paintings of Honduran people for fundrasing efforts.
"Whatever small or large thing you can do to make the world a better place is always worth it." An easy project for helping kids that's loads of fun is packing shoebox gifts to send to needy kids via Samaritan's Purse.
Here's what happens through the shoebox project...all over the world.