Award winning Northwest artist Sue Coccia is from Edmonds, Washington.
She has a formal art training background, however she was truly inspired by her high school art teacher, d'Elaine Johnson, an internationally recognized artist.
Sue's grandmother's grandmother was Native American, and that tiny bit of heritage has had a large influence on her art. Indigenous art, and its relationship with the animal worlds has also influenced Sue's unique style. A deep love of all animals was instilled at a very young age and Sue has dedicated her life's work to them.
Animal Spirits are inspired drawings in pen and ink. The drawings depict animal totems from around the world. Animal totems represent a deep spirituality, and by beginning to understand animals' qualities and traits, we can learn from them.
Intricate pen & ink drawings on watercolor paper, meticulously hand-painted with acrylic paints. Look for the ladybug in every image: she represents good luck, happiness and prosperity!
Sue enjoys her family, meditation and the artistic process. Also, she is an avid gardener, and a black belt in TaekwonDo.
A portion of the proceeds from her sales are donated to organizations dedicated to the preservation of animals and their habitat. The preservation of wildlife is of great importance to her. In fact, the National Wildlife Federation has recognized her home as a certified Backyards Wildlife Habitat.