By profession, Sue Callahan is a nurse/office manager, working in a doctor’s office setting for most of her career. She moved to New Bern in 1981 with her husband, Ray, and their two children. By vocation, Sue is an artist. She was always interested in anything crafty or artistic. In 1993, she attended Stained Glass classes through Craven Community College. Sue operated a custom stained glass business from 1997 until 2014. She designed and created the windows in First Presbyterian Church Ministry Center Chapel, in Unity Christian Church Sanctuary, and in various homes in and around the New Bern area. Sue has had stained glass pieces displayed all around the world including Germany, Spain, Australia, Africa, and Russia.
Around 2013, her interests turned to acrylic painting. Along with high school art classes, she has studied through online classes with Will Kemp Art School, ArtTutor.com, and many drawing and painting books. Her work has yet to settle on a specific style and she loves to experiment with different subjects and mediums. Recently, Sue has been pouring acrylics, with an emphasis on poured backgrounds with more detailed acrylic paintings on top.