This year's exhibition will focus on the importance of nature in our lives, the wonder of our local landscapes, gardens and the flora and fauna that inhabit both. Susan is also focussing on the boundaries that humans create alongside these natural landscapes. For the first time, high quality giclee prints on pure cotton rage paper will also be available and this is indicated on the relevant paintings.
Susan has had a lifelong interest in art, art history, botany and nature. These interests became a passion when she started painting ten years ago. Having worked from a home studio close to Wittenham Clumps for some years, Susan recently moved to the other side of the Clumps to the picturesque, riverside village of Clifton Hampden - only a few months before the pandemic began!
Having shielded for over a year, this has inevitably changed her way of working, thinking and the feeding of her imagination. Colour and texture, the use of mixed media (oils, acrylic inks, watercolour, collage, found objects, poetry) remain key factors in her work but she, like many others, has experienced a strengthened appreciation for the beautiful countryside and the richness of nature that thrives in her local landscape and her own garden.
She has used this enforced isolation to take part in many workshops and online courses with some of the respected painters whose work she particularly admires. Now bursting with ideas, she hopes that this small virtual exhibition for Oxfordshire Artweeks in May 2021 will start the journey of exploring new and old themes that have become important to her and others over the past year.
Although her exhibition is only virtual this year, Susan loves meeting other art lovers and artists so if you would like to make an appointment to visit her studio in a Covid secure environment, please contact her to make an appointment.