Sue was born in Vancouver and has resided in many areas of the province. She studied art at Capilano College, Kwantlen College and the University College of the Fraser Valley where she was awarded the top Fine Arts scholarship. After graduating in both Fine Arts with a painting and printmaking specialty, her paintings and drawings were exhibited in numerous group shows. In October of 2000 she was awarded Senior status in the Canadian Institute of Portrait Artists for her figurative painting and portraiture. Her work is in collections in Canada, Europe and the USA.

Grounded in an extensive background of traditional approaches to painting, she is now exploring a more abstract and experimental direction. Her primary interest is the creative process and it is important to her that her works convey the energy and passion involved in the act of painting.

Her current series is inspired by the sea and sky and these works express an internal vision as much as they express her love for the physical landscape. They come from a sense of openness, the vastness of endless possibility and the beauty that encompasses us.


Selected Juried and Solo Exhibitions

2010 - Granville Fine Art, Vancouver, BC

2009 - Seasonal Picture Show  - Paintings and Punch - Linda Lando Fine Art, Vancouver, B.C.

2008 - Seasonal Show - Linda Lando Fine Art, Vancouver, B.C.

2008 – Sue Hetherington & Jan Crawford – Linda Lando Fine Art, Vancouver, B.C.

2007 - Seasonal Picture Show - Linda Lando Fine Art, Vancouver, B.C.

2007 - Spring Flowers - Linda Lando Fine Art, Vancouver, B.C.

2006 - Annual Picture Show - Linda Lando Fine Art, Vancouver, B.C.

2006 - Fort Gallery, Fort Langley, B.C. - Solo Show - WIND
            Ferry Building Gallery, West Vancouver, B.C.

2005 - Place Des Arts, Coquitlam, B.C.
           Old School House Arts Centre, Qualicum Beach, B.C.
           Fort Gallery, Fort Langley, B.C.

2004 - Fort Gallery, Fort Langley, B.C.
           New Westminster Library Gallery, New Westminster. B.C.

2003 - Ferry Building Gallery, West Vancouver, B.C.

2001 - Queen Elizabeth Theatre Mezzanine Gallery, Vancouver, B.C.

2001 - Community Gallery, North Vancouver, B.C.
           Place Des Arts, Coquitlam, B.C.

2000 - Seymour Art Gallery, North Vancouver, B.C.

1998 - Basic Enquiry, Vancouver, B.C.

1997 - Basic Enquiry, Vancouver, B.C.

1989 - Fraser River Gallery, Fort Langley, B.C.

1988 - Fraser River Gallery, Fort Langley, B.C.

1987 - Fraser River Gallery, Fort Langley, B.C.

1986 - Surrey Art Gallery, Surrey, B.C.

1985 - Surrey Art Gallery, Surrey, B.C.

1985 - Maple Ridge Art Gallery, Maple Ridge B.C.

1985 - Langley Museum and Gallery, Fort Langley, B.C.

1985 - University of the Fraser Valley, Abbotsford, BC