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sue lynn cotton headshot...A Personal View about the Artist   

MY home studio overlooks a small flowering garden patio with a goldfish pond and a small lake filled with a variety of water birds including the majestic sandhill cranes which come daily to feed. My cat and two doves are always nearby as I paint and they keep things interesting.

I love watercolor!  From the moment I first experience it at the insistence of a talented friend, I was hooked.  That was many years ago.

Watercolor has brought me many wonderful gifts.  The best one has been the opportunity to teach it to others.

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6503 67th Street East

Palmetto, FL 34221


Florida-based Sue Lynn (Cushenberry) Cotton grew up in East Texas on a small farm drawing at a very young age. Her love of art followed her through life with thirty years in commercial art as a creative designer for marketing and as an illustrator of people, shoes and various products in Dallas.

Her move to Florida in 2002 allowed her to follow her dream of being a full-time fine artist. There she began doing portraits of island houses, businesses, pets and people. Living in a beach area she paints lots of "beachy" scenes which are sold in local restaurants and galleries.

She is  also well-known for her watercolor classes. Her popular classes are filled year round with students who learn to mix their colors on the paper using a limited palette for unified, interesting color throughout the painting. Students also learn how to paint light, unify their paintings and achieve good contrast and design while conveying a feeling in each piece. 

The classes are fun, require little drawing and teach a real understanding of color and technique. She demonstrates painting a different subject in each class as students paint along with a lot of tips to make watercolor easier.

Sue Lynn is also a book illustrator and book cover designer. She has illustrated over 30 children's books.  Most of these are available through Peppertree Press in Sarasota, FL.

The Society of Decorative Painters Magazine published how-to-paint articles by Sue Lynn in the Spring 08 and Spring 09 issues.

Recently her portrait of "Meow Meow" (a friend's cat) was featured on the cover of a Danish magazine for the prevention of cruelty to animals--Landsforeningen Forsogsdyrenes Vaern.

Her paintings were featured on the covers of both the Fall 2011 issues of Pen Women Magazine and Peppertree Press Magazine.

Her work can be seen in galleries in Texas, Florida and Maine and is in collections around the world.


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Copyright Sue Lynn Cotton 2016