Dog Days – Sue Mooney
The English Pilot
Da Tongue Corgi
It is my passions in life that have led the way to my art. I love to see people laugh, to see shock give way to snorts of laughter; I love humor, which finds its outlet in my creations; and I love painting skylines. (The latter, my latest passion, satisfies my once-upon-a-time dream of becoming an architect. That dream faded when I found out how much math was needed.) Each of these is a signature element of my work that is informed by my personal take on the world: a point-of-view that is at once witty, compassionate, and genuine.
About the Artist
Sue Mooney is a self-taught artist who built a whole new life for herself after changing careers. For 13 years, she managed group homes for persons with severe and profound developmental disabilities, and spent 18 years working with patients with HIV/AIDS to help them obtain the medical care they needed. During that time, she also made digital art and acrylic paintings. A co-worker happened to see a photo of one of Sue Mooney’s Yorkies wearing goggles and suggested it would make a great greeting card. Not long after, with the guidance of friends and family, Sue Mooney decided to follow her intuition and embark on a life of art and adventure. She quit her job, sold her house, bought a camper van, and for a year-and-a-half traveled the art circuit, showing and selling her work in Arizona, California, Colorado, Florida, Idaho, New Mexico, Oregon, and Washington.
In addition to dogs, Sue Mooney’s vibrant paintings, which are available as variously sized archival prints and giclee canvases, include portraits of cats, birds, horses, and even wild animals. Her work also encompasses abstract design, and such subjects as animals’ owners, landmarks, biking and boating, flowers, cities and urban scenes, beer, skulls, and Frida Kahlo.
Sue Mooney, who lives and works in Minneapolis, accepts commissions and custom orders, and sells her originals and prints at art shows and online at Wild Barking Moon, her Website.