I am interested in the idea that our perception of the world is formed through many filters. What we see is the result of various influences including our cultural background, mood, conscious state and physical filters such as glasses, windows, screens, atmospheric conditions… These filters impact on what we perceive and interpret, creating our reality.


Our reality is only part of what is out there and it changes as perception filters impact on what we see. Through these layers we see what we already know and look for patterns of recognition.  Sometimes we don’t perceive something that is right in front of us and other times we see something that is not even there. As our perception is unique, we should respect that others have their own reality.


The world is very busy and complex and our perception is limited, so our mind filters information to cope. I, too, am endeavouring to extract the essential information and remove the extraneous to capture the essence of my reality.


Through my work my reality is explored, examined and manipulated.



Sue Howard



Email: suehoward.art@gmail.com

Web site: suehowardart.com




2014 Bachelor of Arts (Fine Art and Art and Design Studies) Curtin University WA

2013 Advanced Diploma, Visual Art Central Institute Technology, Northbridge, WA

2010 Certificate III Visual Art and Contemporary Craft, CAE, Melbourne



Selected Solo, Joint  and Group Exhibitions and Open Studios



Northern Bellarine Arts Trail Open Studios, Indented Head Yacht Club


Remarkable Light, Solo Show, Bennetts on Bellarine


Northern Bellarine Open Studios

Out of the Blue, Group Show, Soma Gallery, Brunswick

Winter, Night at the Nicholas, The Nicholas Building, Swanston St, Melbourne

Small! 45 Downstairs, Flinders Lane, Melbourne


Glimpse, Joint show with Deirdre Keenaghan, The Shop Gallery, Glebe, Sydney

Open Studio, The Nicholas Building, Swanston St, Melbourne


A Night At the Nicholas, The Nicholas Building, Swanston Street Melbourne

Creative Disruption, Group Show, The Nicholas Building, Melbourne


Organic Activity', Group Show, Basement Gallery, Perth, WA


Nocturnal, Group Show, ARTLAAB, UWA, Nedlands, WA

Down the Road, Artist invitation, Victoria Park Centre for the Arts, WA


Curtin University Art Degree Show, Bentley, WA

Painting Group Exhibition, Tangent Gallery, Curtin University, Bentley, WA


Uncontained, Central Institute of Technology Graduate Exhibition, Gallery Central, Northbridge 


Identity, Group Show, Central Shop Front Gallery, Beaufort Street, Northbridge, WA


Group Exhibition, Pigment Gallery, Nicholas Building, Swanston Street, Melbourne

Other Exhibiting Events


Finalist, 20th Maritime Art Prize and Exhibition, Mission to Seafarers,  Melbourne


Northern Bellarine Arts Trail, Group Show, Tuckerberry Hill, Drysdale


Finalist, Mission to Seafarers Maritime Art Prize, Mission to Seafarers, Melbourne

Art Aid for Gippsland


Bennetts on the Bellarine, Northern Bellarine Arts Trail Exhibition, Bellarine

Finalist, ANL Art Prize and Exhibition, Flinders St, Docklands


Linden Post Card Show, Linden New Art, St Kilda

Camberwell Art Show, Swinburne University, Hawthorn

Warranwood Art Show, Oak Hall Warranwood 


Linden Post Card Exhibition, Domain House, South Yarra

Brunswick Street Gallery, Small Works Art Prize, Fitzroy

Albert Park College Art Show, Bay Street, Port Melbourne


Bayswater Art Awards, The RISE, Maylands, WA

Finalist, Emerging Artist Award Exhibition, South Perth Community Hall, South Perth, WA

Finalist, City of Busselton Art Awards and Exhibition, WA, 

Finalist, Town of Claremont Art Awards and Exhibition, WA,

Fremantle Art Centre Student Exhibition, Moores Building, Fremantle, WA

Cossack Art Awards, WA

Colosoul, Charity Ball, Perth Town Hall, WA

Vasse Art Awards, WA


Finalist, City of Busselton Art Awards and Exhibition, WA

Finalist, Town of Claremont Art Awards and Exhibition, WA

Fine Art Prize, Chelsea International Fine Art Competition and Exhibition,  NY

Cossack Art Awards, WA

Painting Prize, City of Joondalup Community Art Award, WA

Finalist, City of Wanneroo Art Awards, WA


Curtin University Art Degree Show, Bentley, WA

Painting Group Exhibition, Tangent Gallery, Curtin University, Bentley, WA


Central Fundraising Auction, Gallery Central Aberdeen Street, Northbridge, WA


Art Awards and Prizes

2019 Runner Up Peoples’ Choice Bennetts on Bellarine

2015 Chelsea International Fine Art Prize, New York

2015 City of Joondalup, Community Art Award, Painting Prize, WA

2013 Central Institute of Technology Advanced Diploma Visual Art Staff Award, WA


Professional Affiliations

​National Association for the Visual Arts


Works held in collections throughout Australia and the USA.



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Thoughts of Clarice, 2018

Oil on canvas, 40 x 40 cm