Sue Dranchak is a self represented artist and wholesale distributor of printed art products made from her own original acrylic paintings. Her unique artistic style and approach has been shaped and influenced by a variety of experiences including the study of graphic design techniques at Oregon State University followed by a few years working at a silk screen shop in Portand OR while enrolled in a variety of drawing/illustration courses. As her interest and experience in the arts grew she eventually enrolled full time in a fine art program at the University of Alaska Fairbanks.

Sue Dranchak, Artist

 Alaska & Arizona

art career began during her college years at the University of Alaska Fairbanks where she graduated in 2001 with a Bachelor of Fine Arts degree in painting. She made her first art sale in 1997 from the class room where she was learning to paint. While attending college, she resided in a rustic, one room cabin just west of town in an area known locally as Gold Hill. It was here that she learned the value of simplicity and developed a strong relationship with her surroundings and nature. Her artwork is an expression of her connection with nature and her adventurous spirit.

Sue arrived in Phoenix, Arizona in the winter of 2006 to explore the Sonoran Desert region. In 2009 she began a new series of paintings simply titled 'Desert Garden'  that features a variety of local cacti. Sue currently maintains a home and studio in Phoenix, Arizona and in Homer, Alaska and works seasonally in each location selling paintings and prints to tourists and locals. She connects to the land, environment and community of each location through her artwork. Several of her other ongoing series of paintings inspired by Alaska include "Meditation Forest", "Alaska wildlife" and "Tidal offerings."

"It's an interesting situation. I like to travel and I enjoy meeting the challenges that each environment has to offer. Travelling between such extreme and diverse geographical regions has kept me from getting into a rut, pushed me beyond my own boundaries and helped me to grow as an artist and an individual."   ~ Sue Dranchak

Original acrylic paintings

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