About Katz Art Designs
Born in Germany, Sue spent her formative years travelling widely before finally immigrating to Australia in the early 70’s.
After discovering Art throughout her travels and cementing her interest during Art studies
at school, Sue decided to continue her studies at RMIT in Melbourne, Australia, earning a Bachelor of Fine Arts, majoring in Printmaking.
She discovered during this time that she had sensitivity to various chemicals used for screen-printing, etching and linocuts. Once the BA was obtained, she decided not to continue in this medium, instead furthering her works in other mediums, specialising in chalk pastel and watercolour pencil.
Sue expanded into teaching art classes and privately tutored Fine Art Degree students, successfully assisting students in developing their portfolios to better meet the course requirements of the relevant Universities.
In 1997 she also completed a Degree in Illustration, which lead to a more commercial aspect in her work. She produced various commissions in both Fine Art and in Illustration.
In 2000 Sue became involved with Australian wildlife and soon started to design artwork to be used in wildlife promotion and to create funding for wildlife. This new found passion and love for animals continues to this day, and often her subject matter involves animals in some form.
Patterns and colours have always been a central part of her work and this experience led to new, diverse opportunities in designing and co-ordinating Pyrotechnic displays from 2002 onwards.
Sue continues to design and create her own artwork, ceramics and photography, producing a range of Greeting Cards concentrating on Australian flora and fauna themes, for distribution through various retail shops, vets and pet shops.
2013 brought a fresh focus in her continuing development when discovering a new interest in the medium of Scratchboard.
Another discovery was made after attending a Lino Reduction Workshop in Perth, Western Australia, where she was exposed to a variety of oil-based inks that are water-soluble. This brought a welcome return to one of her favourite techniques and mediums.
Sue is currently furthering her studies once again with a Certificate IV in Design, and a Surface Pattern Design Course online from the UK.
All these different fields have now taken her full circle to producing her own Designs, Illustrations, Fine Art and Printmaking and she is also looking forward to beginning production of her own range of interior design products in late 2014.