Sue Bryden (nee Evans) was born in Liverpool New South Wales (NSW) in July 1953. One of ten children, Sue is a direct descendent of Fletcher Christian (Bounty mutineer) on her father’s side, and fifth generation Australian on her mother’s side (Phoebe Flarty, First Fleeter). Educated in NSW, Sue joined the Women’s Royal Australian Army Corps in 1973. In 1974, Sue qualified as a Parachute Rigger, and was posted to the Parachute Training School, Williamtown RAAF Base in NSW. In 1975, Sue met her husband, Bill Bryden, who was a member of the Special Air Service Regiment’s Signal Squadron. They were married in June 1976 and have two sons, now married, and two grandchildren. Water colour painting is a hobby Sue has enjoyed since being inspired by art offered for sale at a local charity fete in 2000. Sue is self-taught and paints mostly for friends and family.
Sue's artworks include,