Suzsi in the Studio, London SE22

 

My mixed-media paintings are built up using layers of textured gesso, watercolour, ink, acrylic or oils then sanded or collaged back together to develop a unique and enigmatic identity. I also occasionally incorporate my digital designs into areas of the paintings using image transfer techniques directly onto the paper or canvas.

I originally studied constructed textile design at the Royal College of Art and my previous career in textiles continues to inform my art process as I constantly explore new, intuitive and inventive processes to enhance a painting’s surface textures.

My work can be divided into 3 themes which sometimes overlap: mixed-media landscapes incorporating hand-painted collaged papers, cityscapes including ­iconic London landmarks, and still life paintings of garments.

In addition to exhibiting at the Royal Academy Summer Exhibition, my paintings have been selected for several of the Royal Institute of Painters in Watercolour exhibitions at the Mall Galleries and also the Royal Watercolour Society. I live and work in a converted Victorian school in East Dulwich, London SE22 and take part in the Dulwich Festival Open Studios every year.  My studio is also open by appointment.

My work has been sold to a wide range of collectors in the UK, Europe, USA, and Australia including Dulwich Picture Gallery as a gift for one of their trustees, a Silicone Valley billionaire, a Hollywood film producer, a magician, a forensic tax investigator and a stand-up comedienne amongst many others. There’s a selection of current work of sale via my Shop – click here for more details

 

GROUP EXHIBITIONS, AWARDS, etc

 

ROYAL INSTITUTE OF PAINTERS IN WATERCOLOUR – Mall Galleries 2023

WOOLWICH CONTEMPORARY PRINT FAIR – ‘The Director’s cut’

RWA open – Royal West of England Academy – shortlisted

ROYAL ACADEMY SUMMER EXHIBITION 21 June – 21 August  2022

SUMMER EXHIBITION at GREEN & STONE GALLERY 25 July – 21 August

ARTISTS’ OPEN HOUSE – DULWICH FESTIVAL May 2022 + 2023

JACKSON’S PAINTING PRIZE 2022 – longlisted

ROYAL INSTITUTE OF PAINTERS IN WATERCOLOUR – shortlisted 2020

ROYAL INSTITUTE OF PAINTERS IN WATERCOLOUR – Mall Galleries April 2021

ROYAL INSTITUTE OF PAINTERS IN WATERCOLOUR – shortlisted 2020

ROYAL INSTITUTE OF PAINTERS IN WATERCOLOUR – Mall Galleries April 2019

ROYAL WATERCOLOUR SOCIETY – Bankside Gallery March 2019

ROYAL INSTITUTE OF PAINTERS IN WATERCOLOUR – Mall Galleries April 2018

DULWICH ARTISTS OPEN STUDIOS – December 2017 + May 2018

NATIONAL OPEN ART –Bargehouse, Oxo Tower , London November 2017

RWA open – Royal West of England Academy – preselected September 2017

Group show – Candid Arts Trust, Torrens St, London EC1 May 2017

Group show – Menier Gallery, Southwark Street London SE1 – May 2017

DULWICH ARTISTS OPEN STUDIOS – May 2017-

RSA open – Royal Scottish Academy, Edinburgh – preselected January 2017

NATIONAL OPEN ART – Mercers Hall, London – Oct- Nov 2016

E-Merge – Safe House Gallery, Copeland Road, Peckham SE15 – July 2016

DULWICH ARTISTS OPEN STUDIOS – May 2016

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