This year Suzanne is showing a selection of her paintings, drawings, prints and sculptures, influenced by her travels over several decades. These include landscapes influenced by visits to Canada, paintings of New York’s industrial waterfront buildings, paintings and prints based on decoration and architectural features seen in Spanish cathedrals, and some new work inspired by her love of plants and gardens.
She will also be showing designs, models, and photographs of her most recent public art commissions, including three recent pieces to remember the landmark Didcot Power Station, and a striking entrance feature for the new Marcham Village Centre.
Suzanne’s spacious and airy studio is in Bladon, off the A4095. The first floor studio is modern in design and overlooks unusual gardens. There is a small amount of parking at the studio and also nearby in the village. For those seeking refreshments the nearby White House, the village’s award-winning community pub, is worth a visit.
Suzanne studied fine art painting at Central School of Art, London and as a postgraduate at the Slade School of Fine Art. In her early career, Suzanne worked primarily on canvas and paper, and was greatly influenced by imagery of natural and man-made landscapes, collected on her many travels in Europe, South-East Asia and Mexico. The use of strong colour and her interest in natural and man-made landscapes continue to be central in all her paintings and paperworks.
Suzanne now also makes wall-mounted relief and freestanding sculptures in metal. She sees these metal artworks as a natural progression from her paintings. This area of work has grown over recent years, and she has become well known for her public art works.