Sue Averell was born in Ohio in 1957. She grew up in Carlsbad, California where she spent her childhood on the sandy beaches of southern California.
After attending the Art Center College of Design in Pasadena, CA Sue worked in graphics. Averell eventually moved north to San Francisco where she opened a graphic design and illustration business. Between contracts Sue spent her time searching for her unique painting voice.
By 2009 Averell had gained an international following. Sue's paintings are displayed and collected world-wide, and are included in collections in London, Switzerland, France, Germany, Thailand, Singapore, Israel, Canada and the United States.
Statement: "Color is the reason I paint. Color motivates me to explore a subject. Color is the word I always hear when someone views my work. I color."