Inheriting her mother’s love of art, Susie has been painting for 35 years and now works from her small studio in Farnham Surrey. The vibrant ever-changing colours of flowers, plants and trees throughout the seasons has always fascinated her and she finds that Watercolour is the perfect medium to capture their qualities. Susie thinks that their appeal is timeless and hopes to capture both the calm and vitality she always feels when studying her subjects.
Susie admires the work of Charles Rennie Mackintosh, in particular his ability to capture the lyrical quality of plant forms. Paul Hogarth and Graham Clarke for their quirky take on Architecture and buildings which she also paints to commission, she has a fascination in painting bricks and all the details within Architecture, buildings and Alleyways. The Watercolours that she paints of Architecture Buildings and Alleyways are highly detailed. She finds the perspective in Alleyways wonderful to paint and tries to convey the feeling to the viewer of what lies beyond. Finally, Elizabeth Blackadder whose paintings filled her with delight as a child. In the past Susie has had the pleasure of having her work displayed with hers at both a London event and an exhibition in Godalming.
Susie gained her B. A Honours degree in Fine Art Printmaking from The West Surrey College Of Art And Design in 1981.She is a full member of The Society Of Floral Painters., and one of only a small number of women to be a full member of The Society Of Architectural Illustration. An elected member of The Society of United Artists. Taught Adult Education classes. Susie conceived and ran children’s workshops based on Projects designed by her for seven years and still does one off workshops at Museums.