Landscape is Sue's primary inspiration, which she often views in an abstract way, concentrating on shape and mass.
Graduating from Manchester Art College, Sue spent her professional life as a teacher and graphic designer, but on taking voluntary redundancy wanted to escape the computer screen and get back to ‘getting her hands dirty’. Landscape is her first love and she finds constant inspiration from walking in, and moving through outdoor spaces. Although oils are her preferred media, Sue enjoys the discipline of printmaking and the challenge of other materials.
Recently, Sue has completed a years residency at Denmans Garden, Fontwell, West Sussex, which culminated in a one-woman show in their gallery. She exhibits widely and has had work in the Ruth Borchard Self Portrait Competition, The Discerning Eye Exhibition, The Jerwood Drawing Prize, The Society of Women Artists and many more local venues. Tending to express her experiences in a more abstract way, Sue still retains the essence of representational painting and is constantly stimulated by what she sees and feels.