“Art does not reproduce what we see, it makes us see” (Paul Klee)
At Tincleton Gallery Sue presents two different kinds of finished works focussing on the artist’s process, from the intensity of direct observation to considered abstraction and development in the studio. Recently Sue has enjoyed making a series of paintings “on the spot.” Places have included Weymouth and West Bay Harbours and the walled garden in Moreton. Rendered with broad strokes of acrylic on board they are an attempt to evoke the atmosphere of the scene without becoming over-complicated.
Sue’s starting points are tonal drawings, made on site, with notes about light, colour, events and weather. In the studio she interprets the drawings quite freely in a variety of media, keeping tones true, and experimenting with colour, layering textures and areas of collage and leaving some areas under-explained.
Her interest is in creating an exciting image with a sense of mystery, leaving many questions unanswered for the viewer to ponder. The work has evolved into a contemporary expression of mood and atmosphere, a unique visual language. Sue paints landscape and seascape subjects, portraits, life pieces and directly from the scene, a plein air.
She regularly shows at the Mall Galleries, London and has had several solo gallery shows. Her work is held in collections in Europe, The Far East and South America. She is a member of the Dorset Visual Images Landscape Project Group and regularly opens her Ansty studio for classes & courses. Sue is a member of the Armed Forces Art Society and exhibits in the Mall Galleries each year. Sue exhibits nationally and her work is held in collections in Europe, Asia and South America.