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Sue Orchant

Handpainted Silk

When people walk into her booth at an art festival, Sue tells them, ‘It was all white silk before I got a hold of it, and I had a little fun! Color makes everything better.’ Truth be told she had a lot of fun. "I love what I do!" Sue has been painting on silk since January of 2000. She has studied many processes of painting on silk including gutta serti, shibori, and soy wax techniques. The intensity of the colors you can achieve and the sinuous, illustrative quality of the resist lines draws her in! Each piece she creates is an original design hand painted on 100% silk. You can see her work at, and at the Santa Fe Artists Market at the Railyard in Santa Fe Saturdays from March through December.

Contact:, or 505-453-4744

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