Sue Krigsberg was born and raised in Everett, Washington. Her boundless energy and need for creative expression lead her to drawing at a very early age. She began with cartoon-like characters on paper plates. Her innate sense of aesthetics saw the rim of the paper plate as a frame for her picture. As a young adult she moved to New York City and spent time studying the modern works in the Metropolitan Museum of Art. There, she was introduced to Kandinsky,
Picasso, Miro and other abstract expressionists.
These masters of the modern movement highly influenced her style and approach to art. Sue, then going by the name Sue Macquarrie, was accepted by the University of Washington School of Art in Seattle in 1970 and returned to the northwest. She finished her degree and graduated in 1976 with a major in Sociology and a minor in Fine Arts. Sue has been painting for more than 40 years and has shown in galleries around Washington in Seattle, Fremont, Ballard, Bellevue, Stanwood, LaConner and The Pines in Hood River. Her work is currently exhibited at the Columbia Art Gallery in Hood River, Oregon. Her work has been shown at the Grand Rapids, MI Art Prize multiple times.