Susan Isaac

Susan Isaac Landscape artist of the year series

Susan’s initial training in fine art & sculpture was followed by a Design History degree, an Industrial Archaeology Masters and an early career as an historic buildings investigator. 

Resuming her art practice in the early 2000s, Susan’s work has won several awards, including the Attenborough Prize (in 2022) 1st prize in Paint Out Norfolk (in 2020 & 3 other times a prize winner), in the Thoresby Open (2011, 2015, 2017), and at the D31 Gallery (2021). She has also been shortlisted in the Sir John Hurt Art Prize and was highly commended in the Buxton Spa Art Prize, in addition to her appearance on Landscape Artist of the Year.

Susan’s subjects are mainly town and seascapes, painted mostly in oils in a loose figurative style that occasionally dissolves into abstract elements, combining strong drawing skills with bold use of colour and application of texture. The common thread in her work is an endeavour to capture the spirit of things or places she has known, to seek to illuminate aspects of the world that have captured her imagination – to evoke feeling.