Sue is an artist, a teacher and co/runs “Art at Hooper Studios” in Hampton, NB with her mother, Kathy who is also an artist. Sue Hooper is also a Certified Eden Energy Medicine Practitioner and and has always been interested in the benefits of the healing power of nature and meditation. All of this experience and her spiritual journey deeply informs her art. Sue and her husband Jack, live in the country overlooking the beautiful Kennebecasis River in Hampton, New Brunswick.
Studio Location for Tour: 177 Kennebecasis River Road, downstairs at Hooper Studios
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Artists statement: Sue Hooper
My first memory of being creative was one of my brother Rafe and I at 3 and 4 years old, playing plasticine in the sun on our front stone steps in South Africa. Around the same time another memory of standing transfixed in the nasturtiums in our warm garden with a chameleon on my outstretched hand, smelling the sweet and musky scents of nature.
I strive for a deep peace and trust in life. Nature, and my daily walk beside the Kennebecasis River, are vitally important to me, connecting me with the beauty of the wildlife, the cliffs, the water and the trees.
My work is exploring the connections in life; the spiritual and material worlds, humans as part of nature, intimately supported by the natural world. Inner and outer worlds are
constantly informing and confirming. I find an experience in nature inspiring me and I begin a piece. They are like meditations for me, often layers of paintings moving through emotions to come to the place I’m taken to.
Landscapes, rivers, skies intersect with people, trees, buildings… creating life above and below. The moments that intersect vertically with the horizons…the intersecting point being the power and the peace which informs us of the spiritual and physical connections.
There is no separation from me as a person and me as an artist. Life is art and art life.
Directions to Hooper Studios:
Take the Hampton main exit off the highway, down the hill, turn right past the RCMP station, follow Main Street through Hampton, turn left just past the Irving, cross the tracks, past the middle school, turn left on to Kennebecasis River Road at the flashing caution light, (top of the hill by the legion) drive a few minutes and see # 177 on the left side…long winding driveway up the hill to an older, yellow house.
Birds of a Feather” (June 10th and June 11th)
Hooper Studios Gallery, 177 Kennebecasis River Rd, Hampton
In the Gallery(just upstairs from Sue’s studio) artists have flocked together to celebrate our feathered friends for a two day show and sale of works inspired by birds. Artists include Kathy Hooper, Sue Hooper, Philip Savage, Fred Harrison, Helen Shideler, Mary Collier Fleet and many more! Liz Miller will be at the studio working and showing her lovely fibre art pieces. Wearable art!