Sudie Rakusin is a visual artist, sculptor, children’s book author of the Dear Savannah Blue series, and illustrator for established authors Mary Daly, Carolyn Gage and Patricia Monaghan. She is the owner of Winged Willow Press where she uses her original painting and drawings to create coloring books, divination cards, illustrated journals and more.
Sudie creates environments that are lush and surreal, rich with color, texture and pattern. Many of her works contain sculpted papier-mâché features and beadwork, which push her 2-D work into a 3-D realm. Her artwork includes 3-dimensional oil on canvas paintings, cold wax and oil paint abstracts, papier-mâché sculptures and pen and ink drawings. She believes her creations are the best part of her. Art is where she goes for refuge, replenishing, and how she pays homage to what sustains her.
Sudie was born in Washington, D.C. She currently resides in Hillsborough, NC, in the woods, on the edge of a meadow, surrounded by her gardens, with her Great Dane, Fiona Fig, and Pitt/Boxer, Marmalade Moon.
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