Contact lenses and art – we talk to Suey McEnnally

IMG_3619Award-winning Sydney artist Suey McEnnally is a deliriously happy contact lens wearer after many years as a multifocal glasses wearer.  After some initial reservations, Paul convinced Suey to give multifocal contact lenses a go and, in her words, “it was transforming – I no longer had this ‘barrier’ of glasses and I could truly see my subjects and my art”.  Another bonus, she told us, was no more lost or broken glasses.

“I was initially concerned about handling contact lenses, being an artist working with different substances, often oily and a bit messy but I quickly mastered the cleanliness and hygiene issues. I’ve had no problems at all – I just love wearing them!”, Suey told us.

Winner of the Paddington Art Prize for Australian Landscape in 2012 and finalist in the Sulman and Dobell Art Prizes amongst others, Suey is known for large format landscapes in oil pastel, pigment and paint.

Her current exhibition “Swamp Chandelier” opens on 24 October 2015 at Pine Street Gallery, 64 Pine Street Chippendale NSW – for more information, go to the Pine Street Creative Arts Centre website here and also take a look at Suey’s website


Written by Drummoyne Optometry