Cultural Background: Cherokee Ancestry
Award winning Northwest artist Sue Coccia is from Edmonds, Washington.
Sue's Grandmother's Grandmother was Native American and that tiny bit of heritage has had a large influence on her art. Indigenous art and its relationship with the animal worlds has also influenced Sue's unique style. A deep love of all animals was instilled at a very young age and Sue has dedicated her life's work to them. She has a formal art training background; however she was truly inspired by her high school art teacher, d'Elaine Johnson, an internationally recognized artist.
A portion of the proceeds from her sales will be donated to organizations dedicated to the preservation of animals and their habitat. The preservation of wildlife is of great importance to her. In fact, the National Wildlife Federation has recognized her home as a certified Backyards Wildlife Habitat.
All proceeds go towards the United Indians' programs and services which support the urban Native community.