Susan has had a lifelong interest in art, art history, botany and nature. These interests became a passion when she started painting seven years ago. She has a home studio within walking distance of Wittenham Clumps in South Oxfordshire and uses the local landscape and her garden to inspire and inform her work; always seeking new ideas and ways of portraying the landscape and its wealth of fauna and flora.
In September 2019 Susan was thrilled to have had a piece of her work selected for exhibition below:
Colour and texture are important factors in her work and she uses a range of mixed media including watercolour, acrylics, oils, inks, oil pastels, gesso, collage and found objects. She used 2017 to develop new skills and studied with some of the painters who have inspired her over the past years, which led to a slightly new direction in her work; painting is a continuous learning curve!
In 2015, 2016 and 2018 she found great success with her exhibitions as part of Oxfordshire Artweeks. She has exhibited at the wonderful Fisons Barn at Earth Trust on Wittenham Clumps and this year she was invited to be one of two lead artists at Cornerstone Arts Centre, Didcot. (Sadly, she had to withdraw to deal with an unexpected health issue, but is now back in her studio full of new ideas!)