Calendar Month: March 2018
Underwriter: Ross Mixing
About the Artist: Sue Ann Mosley Saleeby
Sue Ann Mosley Saleeby's love of art was inspired at an early age by her uncle Zack Mosley, a cartoonist well known for his national "Smilin’ Jack" series.
Sue Ann was born and raised in Stuart and attended Martin County High School, graduating in 1977. Her artistic journey led her to a degree from Bauder College School of Interior Design in Arlington, Texas in 1981.
She moved to Raleigh, North Carolina in 1984, where she raised her son & daughter. During her 30 years in Raleigh, she practiced interior design, while being involved in the art community. She took classes in drawing, pastels, acrylics, and pottery at Sertoma Arts which helped further her interest in a wide scope of mediums.
While living in Raleigh, she was involved with the Visual Art Exchange and also donated artwork to USO fundraisers. Sue Ann joined a plein aire group and in 2009, traveled with the group to the south of France in the Dorgonne Valley for an artist retreat.
In 2012, Sue Ann returned to Stuart to live. She has been actively involved in the local arts community, as well as volunteering. Her volunteer activities include the Stuart Art Fest, The Lyric Theater, Sailfish Regatta and SafeSpace. Since moving back to Stuart, Sue Ann has begun to work in oils, taking classes with Kate Wood at Alizarin Crimson Studio.
She had an art exhibit in December of 2014 at Molly’s House and also exhibited additional work with the Palm City Art Associates. Much of Sue Ann's inspiration comes from her love of the tropical nature in the area and her childhood memories here in Martin County.