Grant Avenue Gallery Presents Artist Sue Sweeney

Exhibit Titled "Color, Light & Form"

Ocean Township, NJ (Monday, January 7, 2019) – The Grant Avenue Gallery will present a selection of works by fine artist Sue Sweeney titled “Color, Light & Form,” running now through March 30.

“I was engulfed by color and design the first time I saw Sue Sweeney’s work,” said exhibit Curator Arlene Mollow. “Her paintings move seamlessly from realism to abstraction and back again. Her beautiful imaging is mesmerizing, and one begins to lose oneself in her paintings.”

Sweeney is a fine art painter living and working in Navesink, NJ. She is currently represented by Kathy Donnelly at Beauregard Fine Art Gallery in Rumson, NJ. 

After graduating from the University of Cincinnati’s College of Design, Architecture, Art and Planning with a Bachelor of Science in Design, she moved to New York City. After several years working at architecture firms specializing in commercial/retail design, she freelanced as an architectural illustrator while studying drawing and painting at the Art Students Leauge with Nelson Shanks and Ted Jacobs.

After living and working in NYC for fourteen years, Sue moved to NJ with the dream of building her own studio with the much-desired north light.

According to Sweeney, “The paintings selected for this show represent my passion for color, light and form. For instance, I could paint otherworldly blues of the hydrangeas from my garden for days, weeks, years on end because they give so much and keep giving. You may even call them one of my muses.”

She continues, “While working from life, I sometimes move into my own dream that leads to a push and pull between expressing in paint what I see and feel. Sometimes, I consider a painting complete while it is still in its abstract layer.  Other times, I pursue a painting until it’s in a more realistic or representational form. I want to show how beautiful the world is!”

For more information on the exhibition, call 732-531-9106 or email

About the Grant Avenue Gallery


The Grant Avenue Gallery is located at the Jewish Community Center adjacent to the lobby of the Axelrod Performing Arts Center at 100 Grant Avenue in Ocean Township. Entry is free to the public and everything on display will be for sale.

About the Axelrod Performing Arts Center


The Axelrod Performing Arts Center is New Jersey’s newest professional theater, offering main-stage musicals with casts and production teams from New York City and beyond as well as original concerts throughout the year. The Axelrod fosters artistic excellence by showcasing varied and distinct cultural programs that enrich the imaginative, intellectual, and creative soul, while cultivating an appreciation of diverse communities through the pursuit of the arts. For more information, please visit

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