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Artist of the Month

Carol Armstrong's Studio Painters

At the Norman Branch, in the lobby, we feature Artists from the Studio Painting class at the Firehouse Art Center displaying professional, quality paintings in oils, watercolors, pastels, acrylic and pencil in a variety of subjects and styles.

Sue Dary

Sue DaryI have spent a lifetime observing nature and people.  I bring these experiences to my artwork, capturing memories that I want to share with others for their enjoyment.  Also to encourage them to be more observant of the world around them, to be aware of small things that make a difference.

Painting was a lifelong dream but busy raising 4 daughters left little time to  do so other than a workshop here and there.  After moving to Norman I was introduced to the Fire House Art Center where I eventually began studying with Carol Armstrong.  She’s been my greatest influence for the last 19 years.  I’ve also taken part in workshops with Cletus Smith and Sonya Terpening in watercolors and Gay Fulkenberry in oils.  Painting is my joy and my stress relief and I’m thankful for the chance to share with others.

Bassett Hound in car

“Ready to Roll”    -  $925

Bassett Hound pup anticipating a ride in the van.


Robin on mailbox

“Air Mail”    -$350

Robin sitting on mailboxes


Buck, an actor

“Buck”    -NFS

 Historical re-enactor


Fox in the woods

“Fox”    - $375

Fox sitting above the creek bank across from my home.


Palace in Santa Fe

“Palace of the Governors”    - $375

Summer afternoon in the courtyard of the Palace in Santa Fe