Sue Duda - Batik Artist
Sue Duda’s Bachelor’s Degree in Art, from the University of Wisconsin-Stevens Point, initiated her art career in 1976. After 22 years as a studio potter, a strong current took her down a new stream, which led to the ocean. After scuba diving and snorkeling, Duda began capturing the ocean’s gorgeous colors and intricate patterns on silk, using the wax-resist method of BATIK.
Vibrant colors harmoniously blend on silk, creating cheerful, eye-catching designs. Foregrounds are uniquely enhanced by the crackled backgrounds. This effect produces the look of sunrays flowing through water, which is exceptionally complimentary to her underwater pieces.
Sue Duda creatively shares her love for color and the ocean and hopes to positively influence mankind’s awareness of our fragile ecosystem. Duda’s artwork allows her to bring the splendors of the underwater world to the surface, creating cheerful art for others to enjoy. Art and diving enthusiasts can build distinctive collections.
Duda focuses on sea life (OCEAN DUDES by DUDA) but also creates designs related to TROPICAL, FRESHWATER FISH, OUTDOOR and MUSIC. Duda's experience as a fiddler inspires her to create music batik art. You will also find delightful REPEAT PATTERNS here!
Sue also creates meaningful, fun or unusual images from her PHOTOGRAPHS. Look under the sections called ARTSY FARTSY, THINKING ORGANIC and GREEN, etc.
Duda’s designs have been published, can be viewed in galleries and online.
APPAREL & COOL GIFTS http://www.cafepress.com/suedudabatiks
PRINTS on METAL, ACRYLIC, CANVAS, PAPER http://sue-duda.fineartamerica.com
FABRIC, WALLPAPER, GIFTWRAP http://www.spoonflower.com/profiles/suedudadesigns
ART BLOG http://suedudadesigns.blogspot.com
ART PORTFOLIO http://sueduda.com