The oil paintings of Janice Sugg occupy a unique position in the genre of
Western Landscape. Her concept of horizon imagery portrays a powerful
sense of earth blending with sky. She interleaves textures, blending color and
a subjective atmosphere within her imagery. She paints using unpredictable
palettes--of color that often challenges well-worn clichés (the sky is blue,
the land is green...). The resulting layers are successively wiped and refined
revealing a composite of underlying design--the result of colorful swathes of
braided paint unfolding and enfolding the values within her palette. Indeed,
her surprising use of color has become a distinctive attribute of her work..
1978 University of New Mexico
1979 University of Colorado
1980 CU Denver
2004-2010 Art Students League of Denver
2002-2006 Loveland Academy
2016 Artist talk and live painting demonstration: Evergreen Fine Art in Evergreen, CO
2015 Artist talk and live painting demonstration: The Art House, Chicago, IL, 60202
2014 Artist talk and live painting demonstration: Evergreen Fine Art in Evergreen, CO
2013 Artist talk and live painting demonstration: Evergreen Fine Art in Evergreen, CO
2013 Substitute ceramics/oil painting teacher: Boulder Waldorf School in Boulder, CO
2013 Live painting demo and art critique: Grand Junction Center for the Arts
2012 Artist talk and live painting demonstration: Lovetts Gallery in Tulsa, OK
2012 Art teacher: St.Vrain Valley Montessori School in Longmont, CO
2016 Solo Exhibition –Creations in Oil, Gallery 2560, Chicago, IL
2015 Solo Exhibition –Art Centered, Arts on Elston, Chicago, IL
2015 Solo Exhibition- Starline Gallery, Harvard, IL
2013 Solo Exhibition–Over Our Heads: The Image of Water in Contemporary Art,
Evergreen Fine Art, Evergreen, CO
2012 Featured Artist – Out on a Whim Exhibit, Lovetts Gallery, Tulsa, OK
2012 Solo Exhibition – Highland City Club Gallery, Boulder, CO
2000-2007 Solo Exhibition – Longmont Studio Tour, Longmont, CO
Invitational and Juried Exhibition:
2018 Denver Life Designer Showhouse- Mirada Fine Arts Gallery, Indian Hills, CO
2018 Rear Window-- Lovetts Gallery, Tulsa, OK
2018 The Nature Of..- Lovetts Gallery, Tulsa, OK
2018 Clue- Lovetts Gallery- Tulsa, OK
2017 Red Exhibition- Lovetts Gallery– Tulsa, OK
2017 Mirror, Mirror- Lovetts Gallery– Tulsa, OK
2017 The Good, The Bad, The WTF- Lovetts Gallery– Tulsa, OK
2017 Openings- Fringe Gallery– Salt Lake City, UT
2017 Calm in the Storm - Mirada Fine Arts, Indian Hills, CO
2017 Red: emotion in color- Lovetts Gallery, Tulsa, OK
2016 Cauldron- Lovetts Gallery– Tulsa, OK
2016 Fahrenheit- Lovetts Gallery– Tulsa, OK
2015 The Birds- Lovetts Gallery– Tulsa, OK
2015 The Lollipop Guild- Lovetts Gallery– Tulsa, OK
2015 Weekend in the West Exhibition – Evergreen, CO
2014 Weekend in the West Exhibition – Evergreen, CO
2013 Weekend in the West Exhibition – Evergreen, CO (catalogue)
2013 Selected for the 15th Annual Natl Contemporary Exhibition – Colorado Center for the Arts, Grand Junction, CO
2013 Selected for annual Colorado Governor’s Show – Loveland, CO (catalogue)
2010 Ponzio Creative Arts Quick Draw and Benefit for Children’s Hospital – Denver, CO
2011 Mary Williams Fine Art Quick Draw and Benefit – Mary Williams Fine Arts,
2011 Buffalo Bill Art Sale – Landers, WY
2011 Weekend in the West Exhibition – Evergreen Fine Art (catalogue)
2010 Miniature Masterpieces Exhibit – Evergreen Fine Art (catalogue)
2009 Fall Perspective – Tulsa, OK
2008 BMOCA – Boulder, CO
2008 Visions West Galleries – Bozeman, MT
2007-2008 Miniatures and More – Mary Williams Fine Arts, Boulder, CO
2006 Western Woman Near and Far – Mary Williams Fine Arts, Boulder, CO
2006 Blue Horse Gallery – Estes Park, CO
2006 Abend Gallery – Denver, CO
2005-2008 Estes Park, Paint the Parks – Estes Park, CO
Awards and Recognition:
2010 Plein Air Painter, Paint the Parks award of recognition, Estes Park, CO
2013 Runner up People’s Choice Award for “Weekend in the West” – Evergreen Fine Art, Evergreen, CO
2014 Best in Show Award, Starline Gallery, Harvard, IL
2014 Why Not Niwot Award Winner, Niwot, CO
2018 Winter Birds Listening, 40x40, Bison on the Foothills with Calf 48x48
MidFirst Bank, Boulder, CO
2017 On the Edge of Vanishing 48x48- Longmont Hospital
2017 Hint of Spring 24x24 – Hospice Center, Durango, CO
2013 Japanese Garden (36X36) – Boulder Community Hospital Cardiac Unit, Boulder, CO
2013 Bee/Triptych on aluminum panel (10x30) – Children’s Hospital, Denver, CO
2014 Morning Petals (36X36) – Boulder Community Hospital Cardiac Unit, Boulder, CO
2013 Buffalo on Aluminum – Linhart & Associates Office, Denver, CO
2011 Urban Landscape (10X80 oil on Aluminum panel) – Installation for Air Hygiene Corp. Tulsa, OK
2010 Buffalo Triptych Mural (48X96) –Trust Company of Oklahoma, Tulsa, OK
2010 Diagonal Horizon – Creative Art Therapy Collection in Children’s Hospital, Denver, CO
Publications and Awards:
2018 “Bison on the Foothills” Denver Life-2018 designer showhouse
2018 “Blue Horizon with Birds” Mountain Living, May/June 2018
2017 “American Icon” Colorado Artisans, Luxe Magazine, Sept/Oct 2017
2017 “In Over Our Heads; The Image of Water in Contemporary Art.” YourHub.com .August 29, 2013. p. 22G.
2013 Advertisement for Evergreen Fine Art Solo Exhibition. The Denver Post.
2013 “Working Western Women.” Western Art Collector. June 2013. pp. 62-68.
Contemporary artists create bold strokes in the annals of history
2013 Colorado Governor’s Show. Southwest Art . April 2013. p. 63.
2013 “Contemporary Exhibition and National Juried Exhibit.” The Art Center Bulletin. May-June, 2013. pp. 1, 5.
2013 “Two Sparrows in Violet Light.” Weekend in the West Show. Southwest Art. June, 2013. p. 18.
2013 “Three Crows in an Orange Field.” 22nd Annual Colorado Governor’s Show Catalog. April, 2013. p. 22.
2013 “The Stampede.” Weekend in the West Catalog . June, 2013. p. 29.
2012 “Morning Petals.” The Wall published by Lovetts Gallery. Fall, 2012. p. 47.
2012 “Bird on a Horizon.” Weekend in the West Catalog . August, 2012. p. 29.
2012 “Buffalo Herd on the Move.” Southwest Art . Caldwell & Sugg Exhibit, Lovetts Gallery Tulsa, OK. March, 2012. p. 30.
2012 “Out on a Whim.” Urban Tulsa Weekly. Live painting demonstration. March,
2012. p. 35.
2011 “After The Rain.” Evergreen Fine Art Catalog . Weekend in the West. August, 2011. p. 54
2011 “Red Ball, Black Crow, White Horse.” Southwest Art . Weekend in the West,
2010 “Winter Chickadee.” Southwest Art. Miniature Masterpieces, Evergreen Fine Art, December, 2010. p. 42.
2009 “Spring Triptych.” Western Art Collecto r Fall perspective . Lovetts Gallery,
October, 2009. p. 120.
2008 Brochure. “Miniatures and More.” Mary Williams Fine Arts. December, 2008.
Corporate and Private Collections:
MidFirst Bank – Boulder, CO
Boulder Community Hospital Cardiac Unit – Boulder, CO
Children’s Hospital – Denver, CO
Linhart & Associates Office – Denver, CO
Air Hygiene Corp. – Tulsa, OK
Trust Company of Oklahoma – Tulsa, OK
Creative Art Therapy Collection in Children’s Hospital – Denver,l CO
Mary Williams Fine Arts, Boulder, CO
Lovetts Gallery, Tulsa, OK
Mirada Fine Arts, Indian, Hill, CO
Fringe Gallery, Salt Lake City, UT
Sorrel Sky Gallery, Durango, CO
Sorrel Sky Gallery, Santa Fe, NM