Color. Form. Space. Once only childish playmates, this tempestuous trio has become a passion for Su Knoll Horty as she fulfills her lifelong dream to be a painter. Her love of bold colors and abstracted space has been inspired by the work of Nicolas de Staël, Josef Albers, Richard Diebenkorn and David Hockney. Exploring the power of color to elicit emotion, Su sees it as her task to convey the exuberance she feels when working with the intense colors in her painting. She is also fascinated by the spatial dimensions, which can develop through the relationship of colors, along with the visual complexity that can be achieved through the combination of organic and geometric shapes. That’s passion. Once you’re in its Jack Russell grip, there’s no shaking it off – no matter where life takes you.
In 2012, Su completed the CE Core Curriculum Program at the Pennsylvania Academy of Fine Arts. She is a member of the Philadelphia Sketch Club and received two Honorable Mention awards for her entries in the Absolutely Abstract shows, in 2012 and 2013. More recently, in 2016, Su recieved a Certificate of Excellence from Artavita, Santa Barbara, CA. Su exhibits regularly and has exhibited in several solo and group shows. Her work is held in the Camden County Art Bank in New Jersey and in numerous private collections in the U.S.A and Mexico.
Su Knoll Horty is represented by Bluestone Fine Art Gallery in Old City, Philadelphia and shows at Hardcastle Gallery in Centreville, DE, on occasion.