by Vera Dulin
When you walk into the Nature Center’s large classroom, enjoy the nine framed colored-pencil drawings of wild flowers found at Fox Island, drawn by Sue Foreman. Sue has also done art work for the Fox Tale, Illustrations for nature bulletins and guides, workshop flyers, and the Nature Sampler.
In addition, Sue has drawn the frontispieces for four of the Fox Island Alliance scrapbooks, covering the period between 1991 and 2005. The first is an ink drawing of some of the flora and fauna found at Fox Island. A framed copy hangs on the north wall of the Kent library. The second frontispiece depicts the new Nature Center, bordered by seeds, insects and wildflowers. The1999-2003 scrapbook features a beautiful rendition of the large, colorful, breathtaking Cecropia moth that faces you when you enter the Nature Center. The frontispiece for the fourth and current scrapbook that Sue has drawn is a black and white ink drawing of a special White Oak tree in winter; one can see this magnificent tree when you walk or drive to Bowman Lake.
Sue Foreman attended Kutztown University in Pennsylvania, graduating with a B.S. in Art Education. She taught school for three years, and was then hired to teach in Venezuela. There she was married and lived for the next twenty years. A move to Bend, Oregon preceded her arrival in Fort Wayne in 1988. She lives in Wayne Township.
Sue is active at Trinity English Lutheran Church, designing and stitching church banners with the Dorcas Group, designing covers for church bulletins. She also plans and helps take care of the gardens surrounding the church.
The Fox Island Alliance offers grateful thanks to Sue Foreman for sharing with its members her love of nature through her artistic talents.