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Select the right lighting for your artwork

June 27, 2017

When shopping for art for your home or office, there are several factors to consider. Details like brush strokes that capture a mood, colors that complement the space, and a size that is proportional to a wall are important considerations when searching for the perfect statement piece. However, even after... Read More »

10 Years of Artistic Merriment

April 19, 2017

Can you believe it? Sue Layman Designs is celebrating its 10th anniversary! A little over a decade ago, Sue decided to downtown in search of a more creative environment. When trying to decide what to do with the first floor of the three-story townhouse, Sue thought it would make for... Read More »

Off the canvas, onto your wardrobe

March 21, 2017

So far, 2017 is full of fun, spunk, color and all about showing your true personality. How BOLD can you go? From shoes to clothing to accessories, it’s all about combining multiple colors, textures and patterns. So, say goodbye to boring and hello head-turner! Combining more than one color into... Read More »

Add the right final touch to a painting

February 10, 2017

One of the most difficult things to do after my paintings are complete is to decide whether or not the piece needs a frame. Then, if it needs a frame, picking one out can be a an even bigger challenge. Because my works are colorful abstracts, I oftentimes find that... Read More »

2017: A look at what’s to come for the artistic world

February 06, 2017

2016 came and went in the blink of an eye! One thing we can all count on for 2017 is new trends. From fashion to décor and of course, artwork, a new year means changing trends and special finds. Everything marble and acrylic was the major décor trend of 2016.... Read More »

Brand Identity: The Importance of Color

January 18, 2017

In case you missed Sue’s Memphis Daily News column on the importance of color for brands, check it out below! No matter the industry, few things form company value faster and more dependably than a successful brand, and the first step to achieving this is by making an initial connection... Read More »

Larger-than-life piece benefits two Memphis charities

December 16, 2016

When I was approached with the opportunity to contribute to the Gibson Foundation’s GuitarTown project, I was filled with excitement. In commemoration of the life of B.B. King, I painted a 10-foot-tall guitar sculpture, which was designed to mimic B.B. King’s legendary guitar, Lucille. It is now on display at... Read More »

Tips for perfect Thanksgiving tablescapes

November 10, 2016

Believe it or not, Thanksgiving is right around the corner. Many dinner hosts, including myself, will look to create the perfect tablescapes around which family and friends will feast. Aside from painting my abstract artwork, I love fancying up my house for the holidays. So, to make your table decorating... Read More »

An Artist’s Guide to Art Collecting

October 14, 2016

Are you an art lover? If so, chances are you’ve considered starting your own collection at some point or another. However, this can be an intimidating endeavor if you’re new to the art scene. To get you started, I’ve outlined some great tips below to help you ease into this... Read More »

South Main Trolley Night: A street festival you won’t want to miss

May 09, 2016

It’s May already?! Time sure has been flying by, but I’m excited to say that I now have some time to start planning for South Main Trolley Nights! Not sure what Trolley Night is? Let me explain. Since September 2000, the South Main Association has put on the street festival... Read More »