About Sue Barrasi

With each purposeful brushstroke, Sue Barrasi emits an energy that radiates with vibrancy, warmth, and clarity from each canvas she adorns. Barrasi illustrates still life works that celebrate the boundless wonder of the world around her. The potency of still life motifs lies within the style’s ability to accentuate the beauty within the seemingly mundane, and Barrasi brings this truth to dazzling realization with her impressionistic paintings. Mere slices of citrus fruit adopt a brilliant complexity that would be oft neglected if its details were not deftly depicted on canvas by Barrasi’s skilled hand. Of course, Barrasi is not content to simply delve into impressionism alone. She relishes exploring the potential of paint to craft abstract visuals caressed in the beauty of light. This interest in a litany of artistic avenues for paint has made painting, in the mind of Barrasi, less of a hobby and far more of an addiction. With an ultimate goal of balancing the serenity of her images with sophisticated complexity, Barrasi strives to bring joy to her viewers through her work.


2018: Rosemary & Co. Brush Award, Salmagundi Art Club

2018: Awarded Bill Fornaci Memorial Award for Oils, Ridgewood Arts Institute

2017: Awarded Third Place in Oils, Ringwood Manor Association of the Arts

2017: 2nd Place for Oils, Ringwood Manor Association of the Arts

2016: Audubon Award, American Artist Professional League Grand National Exhibit

2016: Distinguished Artist Scholarship Residency, The Art Students League

2016: January Featured Artist, Trekell Fine Art Supplies

2015: Kent Art Association Award, Ridgewood Art Institute Juried Show

First Place in Oils, Ringwood Manor Council on the Arts

Honorable Mention Poster Design, National Association of Women Artists

2014: Distinguished Artist Award, Art Ascent Art and Literature Journal

Leeman Memorial Award, National Association of Women Artists, NYC

Individual Artist Grant, Arts Council of Rockland/New York State Council on the Arts

Ruth Katzman Scholarship — Artists in Residency, The Arts Student League

Banner Competition Winner, Palisades Parks Conservancy

First Place Oils, Ringwood Manor Council of the Arts 47th Annual Juried Show

1st Place & Honorable Mention, Art Society of Old Greenwich, CT

Award of Excellence, Master Eagles Galleries, NYC

2nd Prize, Paramount Center for the Arts, NY

Honorable Mention/Pearl Paint Award, Ridgewood Arts Council Juried Show, NJ

Honorable Mention, United Pastelists of America Juried Show

Honorable Mention, Viking Gallery, NY Juried Show

Merit Scholarship, Art Students League, NY

Award of Excellence, Manhattan Arts International, NY

Award of Excellence, North Tarrytown Arts Council, NY (2 consecutive years)