It was while studying for a BA(hons) at Manchester Polytechnic that Susan was introduced to the engaging mediums of etching and lithography and the transformative processes of printmaking. Working from drawings made on site, work is developed into woodcuts, drypoints and also paintings.
After moving to London she did a further printmaking course at Falmouth with Maggie Jennings, later studying with master etcher Frank Connolly at the City Lit.
She started exhibiting her prints and subsequently had an etching 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.
She studied MA Fine Art printmaking at Wimbledon School of Art graduating in 2000. Work is typically bold dramatic woodcuts of architecture and landscapes.
Member of DACS
Work has been exhibited widely including at the Cork Street Open Mayfair, London, 2014, the OXO Tower Gallery 2008 & 2017, Bankside Gallery SE1 2017, several times in the Mall Galleries, and in Germany: ‘Transfer: Anatomy of Artists Prints from London and the Palatinate’, Landau, Germany (2007). RBSA Gallery Birmingham (2019), and Royal Academy Summer Exhibitions, 2002, 2004 & 2011.
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.
Printmaking Today Magazine: Summer 2004, Winter 2009 and 2015
Elected Member of:
Southbank Printmakers. Society of Graphic Fine Art