Welcome To Sue Torngren's Studio



2019 Events

  • May 24, 2019

    Big Names Small Art

    6 PM - ?, Crocker Museum of Art, 3rd and O Streets in Sacramento

  • May 25, 2019

    High-Hand Nursery Succulent Extravaganza

    10 am to 3 pm at 3750 Taylor Road in Loomis, CA

  • June 1 & 2, 2019

    Kiwanis Art Fiesta

    9:30-4:30 at Pavilions Shopping Center, Fair Oaks Blvd, in Sacramento

  • July 13th, 2019

    Woodinville Garden Tour

    10-4 pm at Ron and Mike's, Woodinville, WA Tickets available at Mobecks

  • September 12-20, 2019

    Verge Center for the Arts

    7th and S Street in Sacramento

  • September 14 & 15, 2019

    Open Studio

    at 1737 Burnett Way, 10-5 PM

  • TBA Fall 2019

    Art and Agriculture

    Woodland, CA

  • Fall 2019

    University Art Window Gallery

    2601 J Street in Sacramento

About Me


Sue Torngren


As a child, my brother would take art lessons and I would sit in the galleries of the Crocker Art Museum during his classes. It was an awe inspiring place for a five year old. I loved the color and majesty of the museum.

Always a favorite subject in school, I studied art at Sacramento City College, UC San Diego and UC Davis.I have made art throughout the years and shown in various galleries in California and Nevada. I now have a renewed energy and focus and enjoy every hour spent painting

Artist Statement

The Landscapes are all about revisiting the places of Sunday drives that were a big part of my childhood as well as a tribute to my Father and his connections to farming. I enjoy returning to areas of California’s central valley and the western states that are so much a part of me. I am reenergized by the beauty of the land.

The Botanicals are primarily of succulents. They are simple and complex, subtle and wildly colorful. The early paintings were in a fairly small format, I have recently been challenged to take them up a notch to 3 x 4 feet.

I have a degree from UC Davis in Art and have been influenced by the teachings of Wayne Thiebaud, Ralph Johnson, and John Baldessari (in my early studies at UCSD). The impact of Georgia O’Keefe’s show at the SFMOMA in the early 70’s has never left me..

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