Sue Layman Designs

Memphis artist displays artwork around town

June 13, 2019

What do a restaurant, a doctor’s office and a movie theater have in common? Artwork! From Paradise Cafe in East Memphis to the new Powerhouse Cinema Grill in Downtown Memphis – Sue’s abstract artwork can be found all over town. Not only are the modern art pieces easy on the... Read More »

Local Memphis business brightens office with artwork

May 16, 2019

Adding expressive, eye-catching artwork to office spaces is not only a great way to enhance the aesthetics and customer experience, but it also can increase employee productivity. Back in 2010, Dr. Craig Knight and Dr. S. Alexander Haslam, psychology professors at the University of Exeter in England conducted a study... Read More »

Local artist honors Memphis’ bicentennial through abstract painting

May 10, 2019

Sue was so excited to paint this piece in honor of Memphis’ bicentennial. The description and meaning of the painting below, which was written by Sue, shares what she feels in her heart about this amazing city. “This painting is a replica of the way I see Memphis illustrated through... Read More »

Boost employee satisfaction in simple and colorful ways

March 27, 2019

In the world of business, keeping talented team members is just as important as attracting them. Employee retention should always be at the forefront of a business leader’s decisions, no matter the industry. Having a low turnover rate equals less time and money spent training new employees and more opportunities... Read More »

Abstract artist ignites inner creativity

February 05, 2019

Igniting creativity is important for a wide variety of professionals, including talented artists like Sue. Before she sits down to paint in her Downtown Memphis art gallery, she has a few tips and tricks to ensure she is ready and focused before dipping her paintbrush into her oil paints. When... Read More »

Home decor trends for 2019

December 04, 2018

2018 has flown by! As we look toward 2019, the new year is a wonderful time to make plans and resolutions – and also a good time to update our homes with the newest trends! Let’s take a look at some of Sue’s favorite decor ideas predicted for 2019. Local... Read More »

Crossing Grounds with Two Memphis Artists

October 31, 2018

Creatives collide with event at Sue Layman Designs On Friday, Oct. 12, Sue and Marco Alexander teamed up for an event titled “Crossing Grounds,” to spotlight their artistic talents. Sue, a painter, and Marco, a musician and designer, brought together Memphians from different walks to the Sue Layman Designs art... Read More »

Sue Layman Designs now offers prints!

September 12, 2018

Sue has an amazing talent of creating thought-provoking pieces of abstract art. Each work tells a story and conveys a wide range of emotions through her distinctive use of colors and patterns. Now, for the first time, Sue is selling prints of her paintings on her website. Talk about an... Read More »

More than paint: Hand of God

July 24, 2018

Every painting artist Sue Layman Lightman creates tells a story. The Downtown Memphis art gallery owner uses empowering brilliant colors and daring geometric shapes to express her inner thoughts and feelings. The result? Beautiful contemporary masterpieces like “Hand of God,” which was one of the very first oil paintings that... Read More »

Sue Layman Designs is open for Trolley Night on May 25!

May 24, 2018

The South Main Arts District in Downtown Memphis began hosting South Main Trolley Nights nearly two decades ago. The last Friday of every month, music fills the streets and stores, and art galleries and small businesses stay open late to celebrate the tradition, offering discounts, drinks and food specials to... Read More »