Sue Layman gives back through abstract art pieces

March 14, 2016

Living in a city like Memphis that strives to help those in need, makes finding charitable organizations to give back to an easy task – and one that I enjoy immensely.

Whether I am donating a painting for an auction, giving away a portion (or all) of the proceeds from a sale or even letting organizations use my gallery as an event space in special circumstances, it always brings me joy.

Making others happy and being generous is what life is all about! Like I said in an earlier blog post, my mother taught me how to get on the “love walk.”

Abstract art oil paintings given to local schools’ auctions

Have you ever heard of The Bodine School? If not, look it up! It’s a fantastic organization dedicated to helping children ages 1 to 6 with dyslexia and poor reading skills succeed. With 20 percent of school-aged children in America suffering from the disability, according to Austin Learning Solutions, it is an issue that is very important.

That’s why I recently donated a framed abstract art painting, titled “Bow Tie,” to be included in the organization’s Bow Tie Bash auction that was held on Feb. 20 at Minglewood Hall.

Next month, one of my pieces will be a part of the St. Mary’s Episcopal School Parent Association auction at the Memphis Botanic Garden, as well. On April 9, ticket holders can bid on “Watermelon,” a 16” x 20” oil on canvas, on their smartphone, tablet or in person. How convenient! The proceeds will go towards a school bus for the girls.

If you’re interested in trying your hand at taking home my contemporary piece, click here for tickets to the event.


Like what you see? Visit the artwork section of my website to pick out your favorite painting, then contact me at 901-409-7870 to make an appointment to purchase your abstract art piece(s) from the art gallery!