Madeline received her formal art training at the prestigious Fine Arts Department of Lehman College, City University of New York. She graduated cum laude with a Bachelor of Fine Arts Degree. She continued her education at Endicott College, Beverly, Massachusetts Interior Design Department. Madeline was president of Interspace Interior Design for over twenty five years and is currently president of Madeline Sugerman Interior Design. Madeline is a member of ASID, and is a Registered Interior Designer, licensed by the Georgia State Board of Architects and Interior Designers. Her interior design projects and articles have been published in many magazines, and her work has been seen in several designer show houses.
Madeline is a member of the Naples Art Association, United Arts Council of Collier County, The International Encaustic Artists, and The Encaustic Art Institute of santa Fe, new mexico. Her encaustic, oil, acrylic, watercolor, photography, and Rozome work have been exhibited in Galleries and exhibits throughout the country. Currently her oil painting "le Rev - Self Exploration" is on exhibit at the National Juried show, tales of the sea, in south Haven, Michigan. Her encaustic work, "Patterns of variance", was accepted to the 2nd annual juried Global warming is real, exhibition at the museum of encaustic art and will be on exhibit from July 14 - September 2, 2018. In 2017 her work "Continuum C" was included in the Juried Exhibition, Global Warming is REAL at the Encaustic Art Museum in Santa Fe. Recently "Continnum C" has been added to the permanent collection of the encaustic art museum in santa fe, new mexico. Two of Madeline's encaustic paintings, "Reef Spirit" and "Contiguity II", were included in the 2017 Southwest Florida Annual Juried Painting Exhibition at Rookery Bay. last year, two of her encaustic works, "Ocean Kinetics I and II" were exhibited at the 2016 Southwest Florida Annual Juried Painting Exhibition and received the Merit Award. Madeline was delighted to have been one of the artists selected for the "Turtles On The Town" community arts project in Naples, Florida. The project featured sea turtle sculptures embellished by artists and displayed in locations throughout Collier County. Madeline's creation, "Namaste Turtle" was prominently displayed on 3rd Street in Naples, Florida and the proceeds of the sale benefitted the Conservancy of Southwest Florida.
In 2018 Madeline started a new chapter of IEA called SWFL WAX. located in Southwest Florida, SWFL WAX is open to all encaustic artists. Madeline's goal for SWFL WAX is to inspire, promote, and support encaustic artists with meetings, workshops, demonstrations, and exhibitions. Madeline is currently serving as president of SWFL WAX. Contact her if you wish to learn more about becoming a member.
madeline is an instructor at the naples art association and the visual arts center in Punta Gorda where she teaches various classes in encaustic, cold wax, encaustic collage, and mono printing.
Madeline describes her work as a juxtaposition of color, movement and pattern creating a composition that is vibrant and thought provoking. "I believe that a true work of art is not merely a visual statement but should stimulate our senses, quicken our emotions, and allow the beholder to grasp the hidden beauty that lies within our midst. My mission as an artist is not to recreate nature, but rather to enhance the perception and magnificence of our realm. And to that end, I employ a variety of mediums to capture the essence of the subject matter. My work endeavors to bridge the gap between fantasy and reality and to portray that window which connects mankind to our environment and indeed to our universe. My paintings portray not what I see but what I dream to be real. In the words of the eminent artist Vincent Van Gogh "I dream my painting and paint my dream" In that, I find my greatest fulfillment.
madeline's work is also available by commission.
Madeline resides in Naples, Florida and Macon, Georgia with her husband, Randy, and her beloved Coton de Tulear, Brigitte Simone.