Susan has always felt passionately about drawing. This is why pastels and charcoal appeal to her. Putting chalk to paper is exciting and immediate. The softness and colours of the pastel and silkiness of the charcoal are wonderful. Susan aims to get mood into her pictures and find these mediums lend themselves well to this.
Susan mainly uses pastels (soft and oil), charcoal and pencil. She draws on paper and pastel board. Often she works on several artworks at once, as working on a single painting can often become stale, whilst one can look at it with a fresh eye at a later date. Susan also likes a change of subject matter. She works mainly on the spot and from sketches, imagination or simply memory. She does sketch a lot, even as a car or rail passenger, getting images down quickly.
Studied at Regent Street Polytechnic and Central School of Arts and Crafts
Taught at the Lincoln School of Art
The Frank Herring Award, Pastel Society
Honourable mention for the Founder Presidents Honour, Society of Botanical Artists
Southampton City Art Gallery
Alresford Gallery, Alresford, Hampshire
St David’s Hall, Cardiff
Mercer Art Gallery, Harrogate
Pastel Society Annual Exhibition, Mall Galleries, London
Society of Wildlife Artists Annual Exhibition, Mall Galleries, London
Society of Botanical Artists, Westminster Galleries
Whale Tail Wildlife Exhibition, Kenya
Locally in Sussex , Surrey and Abroad