Big Red Escape

Big Red Escape, woodcut, 56x38cm

Susan Short is an English artist working in London.              She studied at Manchester Polytechnic where she was introduced to etching and lithography, gaining a BA (Hons) in 1977.

Moved to London and then from 1978-1986 worked with Antony Price, designer of clothes for rock bands, notably Bryan Ferry.

After meeting Richard Butler and the Psychedelic Furs in New York, designed clothes for him and Vince Ely, worn on record covers and stage.

Studied etching with Frank Connolly at the City Lit, and started exhibiting.  An etching was selected for the Royal Society of British Artists Annual Exhibition at the Mall Galleries in 1993.

In 1997 paintings were selected for ‘new labour’, an exhibition curated by Peter Kennard, at Riverside Studios, London W6, with The Riverside Artists Group.

From 1997-2000 she studied MA Fine Art printmaking at Wimbledon School of Art.         Exhibited at the Royal Academy Summer Exhibition in 2002, 2004 and 2011.

Work is typically bold dramatic woodcuts of architecture and landscapes, with themes of confinement and escape.

Member of DACS


Work has been exhibited widely including at the Cork Street Open Mayfair, London, 2014, the OXO Tower Gallery 2017, Bankside Gallery SE1 2017, Mall Galleries, and in Germany: ‘Transfer: Anatomy of Artists Prints from London and the Palatinate’, Landau, Germany (2007)  RA Summer Exhibitions.

Work is included in Publications:

The Instant Printmaker by Melvyn Petterson & Colin Gale. Pub. Chrysalis

Screenprinting, Waterbased System by R. Adam & C. Robertson. Pub.Thames & Hudson.

Elected Member of:

Southbank Printmakers

Society of Graphic Fine Art