Sue Layman Designs

More Than Paint: The stories behind the art at Sue’s art gallery

February 01, 2016

To some, abstract art may seem like colors randomly thrown onto a canvas, but to artists and those who appreciate the craft, it is so much more. Sue Layman’s art gallery isn’t just filled with abstract art, it’s filled with stories. In Sue’s own words: “Every piece of abstract art... Read More »

New Year, New Décor: Revamp your home for 2016 with bold paintings

January 19, 2016

Tips on livening up your home New Year’s resolutions: lose weight, eat healthier, spend more time with family, read the Bible more…the list goes on and on. But, what about your home? Doesn’t it deserve a New Year’s resolution, too? Of course it does! Livening up your space doesn’t have... Read More »

Memphis Art Gallery Gets Decked Out For The Holidays!

December 23, 2015

Two little elves visited Sue Layman Designs art gallery last month to bring holiday cheer to South Main! Santa’s helpers, Sarah and Murray, decorated the art gallery’s storefront for the Downtown Memphis Commission’s Window Wonderland Storefront Decorating Contest. With Sue’s creative direction, the duo used the window as their canvas... Read More »

Sue Layman Designs Hosts Successful Fundraiser for Ballet Memphis

December 07, 2015

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Aside from creating beautiful pieces of art, Sue enjoys giving back to the community. One of her favorite organizations is Ballet Memphis, a group that has created, presented and taught the art of dance for more than 25 years, and Sue recently had the opportunity to host a fundraiser for... Read More »

Fall Into The Holidays With The Perfect Gift From A Local Art Gallery!

November 05, 2015

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The holidays are right around the corner, which means it’s time to start checking those holiday gifts off your list! Original artwork can be a wonderful gift to give, especially a piece by a local Memphis artist chosen especially for your loved one. Maybe you have a family member who... Read More »

Home Design Tips: Decorating with Abstract Art

October 19, 2015

Sue’s tips on decorating with abstract art for the home When decorating – or redecorating – your home, it can be intimidating to pick out art, but this can – and should – be the most fun part! If you aren’t sure where to start or how to choose which... Read More »

Lessons From An Abstract Art Gallery: Abstract Art Techniques

October 06, 2015

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  When picking up a paintbrush to create an abstract piece, there are no rules. You can go outside the lines, make it up as you go and layer colors galore. Abstract art is a method that would make your 1st grade teacher (who stressed staying inside the lines), go... Read More »

Choosing Patterns, Color and Shapes

September 08, 2015

It’s no question that Sue’s art pieces are unlike any other. Every painting is carefully thought out, bringing into account the message she wants to portray. Sue chooses the pattern, layering effects, colors and shapes with a specific end goal in mind. In this post, we will provide insight into... Read More »

New Collection Unveiled at Sue Layman’s Memphis Art Gallery

August 20, 2015

For the past month, Sue has been working tirelessly on her new collection, entitled “Grace and Space.” According to Sue’s interpretation, grace is the free and unmerited favor of God, while space is the unlimited expanse in which everything is located. The artwork was unveiled to the public on July... Read More »

Advice to New Artists

July 27, 2015

Sue Layman Art Gallery Memphis Painting

Becoming an artist is an exciting and great adventure. You discover things about yourself and your world that you never knew existed. We sat down with Sue to ask her what advice she would offer to new artists. Q: Where would you tell a new artist to begin when starting... Read More »