CHANGE OF HOME STUDIO DATES AND ARRANGEMENTS
This year Susan will be exhibiting at three venues:-
1. The Great Hall in Cholsey Meadows with Wallingford Art Club between 13th-15th May. See their link here https://www.artweeks.org/v/wallingford-district-art-club
2. From 16th-20th May, Susan will be part of an exhibition celebrating bees and World Bee Day at The Bee House in Milton Park. See their link https://www.miltonpark.co.uk/bee-house
3. And for the weekend of 21st-22nd May, 11-4.30, Susan will be available at her home studio in Clifton Hampden, but by appointment only. Please call 07481 814189 or via FB or Instagram or em firstname.lastname@example.org
At all three venues there is plenty of easy access parking. Refreshments will be available in Cholsey Great Hall along with weekend workshops. At the Bee House you can enjoy delicious refreshments in The Hive. And at her home home studio there will be refreshments available in a lovely garden, which provides inspiration for many of her paintings, and an opportunity to see how her paintings are made. Her studio is only a few minutes walk to the heart of picturesque Clifton Hampden, the river Thames and an excellent pub with a garden on the river. A wide range of her art greetings cards will also be for sale at all three venues.
Susan's contemporary mixed media and watercolour paintings of landscapes, nature studies and still life are influenced by her lifelong interest in botany, gardening, nature and the landscape. They portray her love of the local environment, her special places and the pollinators that inhabit them. Her work often includes natural materials, which are squirrelled away in flower presses and albums to sometimes find their way into paintings!
Bees, butterflies, wild flowers and birds are other favourite subjects as they are so much part of, and vital to, our environment. A wide collection of collage materials and handmade, tinted papers can be included or act as surfaces. All these materials, preparatory sketches, story boards and colour mixes are available to see at her studio.
Susan works on varying surfaces and uses several media inc. watercolour, inks, acrylics, oils, pastels. Her process is slow and considered, building up layers of colour and texture. A recurring theme in her work is the natural boundaries and human boundaries that border our landscapes…..fences, gates, hedges, ditches, field margins. Sometimes these are invitations and sometimes these are barriers; irrespective of this Susan's paintings aim to take you inside these precious landscapes and convey the energy, colour and inspiration they bring into our lives.