When choosing an art career, Sue Dragoo Lembo followed the safe route and majored in illustration and Design at Mass College of Art. Both artistic fields offered the opportunity to earn a living while fulfilling the desire to be creative.
Sue worked as both a technical illustrator and graphic designer. However, her creative yearning was not completely satisfied. There was definitely something missing.
She spent her nights and weekends exploring new mediums and fell in love with oil painting. She was fortunate enough to become a student of master painter John Kilroy from Hull Massachusetts. She credits him for helping her build such a strong foundation in painting. She also took countless workshops with some of the best known painters in the country including Kim English, Don Stone, Qiang Huang, Carol Marine and Albert Handel just to name a few.
Ten years ago, Sue finally decided it was time to dedicate herself to her true passion and became a full time painter.
Her subjects include still-life, landscape and figures in the landscape.
Her style is a mix of realism and whimsy depending on the subject. Her skills as an illustrator and graphic designer have heavily influenced her paintings. She believes good design is the most important aspect of any work of art.