ABOUT SUE FARIAS,
I guess I started liking art the first time I opened a box
of crayons and saw those nice sharp points and beautiful colors
(that was somewhere around 1964, but really, who's counting?).
My love of color and creating continued during the corporate
80s, when instead of getting the art degree I craved, I went
for the B.S. in Computer Science. (I hadn't started watching
Oprah yet and didnt know that if I did what I loved,
the money would follow - I just wanted to be Mary Tyler Moore
and have my own apartment and be Independent).
During the 90s, I happily quit my stressful job to stay home
and raise my children. A career in art seemed beyond reach,
what with all that lack of sleep, although I made significant
strides in my work with Playdoh and driveway chalk. However,
I did volunteer for any and every project that required an
element of creativity. I painted banners for church pageants,
designed tee shirts and logos for friends and bartered watercolors
for lawyerly advice and home repairs.
During all those years, I took classes at the Rhode Island
School of Design whenever the money was available, the moons
and planets aligned themselves just so, and somebody started
sleeping through the night or got out of diapers.
Now that everyone in my house can feed, dress, and wipe themselves,
I am seriously pursuing a career in the illustrative arts.
My main focus is children's illustration. I work mostly in
watercolor and colored pencil or pen and ink. I recently joined
the Freelance Artist's Network and am a member of SCBWI.
I am currently working hard to introduce my work to every
single editor out there and I won't rest until I'm done. And
then I'll start again. So the quickest way to get rid of my
annoying mail would be to hire me. Just a thought