Yellow BIrd Art, an arm of Sue Scoggins Studio, is an opportunity to make prints available. No print is offered until the original has sold.
Over a decade ago, my husband was diagnosed with early onset Alzheimer disease. About two years into the disease, I watched as he sat on our front stoop, pondering. It was a sunny North Carolina day. Suddenly, a little yellow bird flew down and landed at his feet. He watched intently as he ever so gently opened his hand. Yellow Bird hopped into his palm and the two of them became friends for a moment. It was if the bird had something to say to him. That remembrance is embedded in my mind. Thus, Yellow Bird Art, is dedicated to him.
Ever since I was a little girl, I loved the way trees sang to each other, and watched the sun…how it bounced it's rays off the peaks of water's waves and off the sides of adobe white walls in California. My dream was to own a horse and I always envisioned this little girl riding as fast as she could across the valley of golden hills.
My idea of 'play' was writing them. My idea of fun was violin. I suppose you could say I had a creative bent and a love for the arts. In the summers I would visit my esteemed Uncle Sam Gore in Mississippi, who was head of the art department at a college near by. His influence was deeply seeded in the back of my mind as I remember his watercolors and now see his sculpture pieces.
As a child of an Air Force Colonel, I travelled the world. Any talent I had for painting lay dormant for years, as I raised a family and cared for my husband with early onset Alzheimer disease. But the seeds had been planted. Painting was a gift given to me to capture all that is good in such an impossible time. I began to dabble with paint and soon became obsessed. Primarily self taught, I continue to devour books of the masters. I scour the internet learning of artist's brushstrokes and use of color. This passion is insatiable. To learn is insatiable. To paint is insatiable.
It is my heart's desire to share this passion with anyone who would like to receive. I invite you to grow with me and in some small way join me in experiencing a sliver of happiness.