Venue: The Garden Studio, 39 Robsart Place, Cumnor OX2 9QT
Date(s): Friday, 26 November 2021 to Sunday, 28 November 2021
Timing: 10am - 4pm
A fantastic winter show of colour, detail, sparkle and glow *** You can see new works by Sue on a winter theme of forest and deer as well as enjoy her detailed drawings, etchings and murmurations. David's pieces always resonate with nature and are tactile and touchable, begging to be stroked. All are hand carved and all are totally individual *** Alongside new works will be framed and unframed prints, smaller stone pieces, gifts and cards * In fact, all you need to treat friends and family with unique Christmas offerings after a challenging few years ** And of course we will be providing warming mulled drinks and home bakes to ease you into the festive season. ** Sue's light and airy studio can be found right at the end of Robsart Place: 39 Robsart Place Cumnor Oxford OX2 9QT
I specialise in illustration and portraiture. I exhibit regularly as a member of The Oxford Art Society, take part in Oxfordshire Artweeks annually and have been selected to exhibit with The Royal Society of Portrait Painters, The Society of Graphic Fine Art and The Royal Society of British Artists.
I exhibit frequently in local galleries and my work is in several private collections.
I am particularly drawn to the stories hidden in our local environment of tree, copse, land and sky. I enjoy watching the slow interaction between trees and the way they settle in the landscape. Using ink techniques, I explore the atmosphere of this environment in all its woody detail, linking tree to sky, creating a sense of slow history. I also aim to capture the movement and character of birds and animals (often threatened species) which live in our wooded environments and skies, using both graphite and etching techniques.
I enjoy exploring the human narrative through portraiture; noting the many subtle details that characterise humanity in any given moment. Showing part of a face or an interaction creates a range of narratives and ways of seeing. I notice how the subtle ways in which we look, speak and gesture can give a range of fleeting impressions to the observer - the angle of a head, the position of a hand. Through these I tell a story to which the onlooker adds their own.
I am happy to accept commissions.
Some high points
2021 Selected for Society of Graphic Fine Art Exhibition @The Mall Gallery
2021 Selected for The Royal Society of British Artists @The Mall Gallery
2021 Selected for By Women For Women, RonaPaintings Gallery, Oxford
2020 Selected for Society of Graphic Fine Art Exhibition @The Mall Gallery
2020 Selected for Royal Watercolour Society @Bankside 2020
2019 Oxford Art Society Open, SJE Arts, Oxford
2019 Graphic Illustration Exhibition, The Gallery, Bampton
2018 Lead artist in Portraiture Workshop, The Ashmolean
2017 'Beyond Surface', The Glass Tank, Oxford Brookes University
2016 'Paper' The Gallery, Bampton
2015 Selected for The Royal Society of Portrait Artists Exhibition, @The Mall Gallery