Susan is a professional landscape painter who has exhibited nationally and internationally.
She has undertaken many commissions including work for Great Ormond Street Hospital for Children, The Taba Hilton Egypt, and the ‘Palm Court Jazz café’ in New Orleans.
For 12 years she spent much of her time in Kerala, India, making visual documentation of the life of the remote fishing communities, this work was collected in a major solo show at Abbott and Holder Ltd, London, W1 and the University of Hull.
1980 The Everyman Cinema Gallery, Hampstead, London.
1981 Leighton House, Kensington, London.
1984 The New Gallery, Crouch End, London.
1990 The Riverside Room, Richmond, Surrey.
1994 Artist in Residence, Sunshine Gallery, Hayes Galleria, London.
1995 Riverside Room, Richmond, Surrey.
1995 Lauderdale House, Waterlow Park, Highgate, London.
1997 Space in Poland St. Soho, London. Supported by the Westminster Council.
1999 Homerton Hospital, London.
2003 Glimpses of India exhibition at the Penny School Gallery, Kingston College of Art, Surrey.
2004 The Stables Gallery, Holt, Norfolk.
2008 Abbott and Holder Ltd. Museum Street, London.
2009 The Middleton Hall, University of Hull, Hull, East Yorkshire.
2010 The Crypt Gallery, St. Ives, Cornwall.
2015 Kingston Art Gallery, Hull, East Yorkshire.
2017 The Kingston Art Group Gallery, Hull, East Yorkshire (Flow, joint show with Jayne Jones)
2017 The Beverley Art Gallery, Beverley, E.Yorks. (Red Earth and Blue Water, Studies of Indian Life)
2019 David Hall Gallery, Fort Kochi, Kerala, South India (Paintings of the Malabar Coast)
Abbott and Holder Ltd., London
Ferens Art Gallery, Hull
Graves Art Gallery, Sheffield , Yorkshire
Royal Festival Hall, London
Orleans House, Richmond-upon-Thames
Battersea Arts Fair, London
Chelsea Arts Fair, London
Camden Arts Centre
Affordable Art Fair, Battersea, London
Works on Paper Science Museum London
Contemporary Art Fair, Royal Agricultural Hall, Islington, London
The Palace of Culture, Sofia, Bulgaria.
Thomas Henry Fine Art, Nantucket Island, USA
The Junction Gallery, Trivandrum, Kerala, India.
Works on Paper Fair, The Science Museum, London
The Female Gaze, Kingston Art Group Gallery, Hull
Numerous commercial galleries in London and the Richmond upon Thames area.
From 1988 to 1999 she made a living by doing commissioned paintings for both private individuals and companies. Listed below are some of the more interesting ones:
1991 An illustrated brochure for Crusader Travel.
1992 Three large paintings for the dining hall of the The Taba Hilton Hotel, Egypt.
1993 A large painting for the foyer of The Taba Hilton Hotel Egypt.
1994 Five large paintings, each 5 metres long, for the Camelia Botnar Laboratory, Bloomsbury Square, London.
1998 Two paintings for a new waiting room at the Great Ormond Street Hospital For Children, London.
Paintings for Nina Buck proprietor of The Palm Court Jazz Café, New Orleans, USA
Two paintings of the Hull Docks for Harlands of Hull
Many greeting card designs for various companies.
Many paintings for offices and private individuals.
Homerton Hospital, East London
West Middlesex Hospital
The Slade School of Art, London. Picture Library.
University of Hull
Main Teaching Experience
Head of Art Department at The Sion-Manning School for Girls, North Kensington.
Hounslow Adult Education: Courses taught: Life Drawing, Colour Theory, Watercolour painting, Landscape Painting, Flower Painting.
The Skyros Centre, Greece ; Arts Facilitator.
Lectures for Art societies.
Painting tutor on holidays Kerala and Greece.
Artist in Residence, The Goodwin Trust.
Training and qualifications
BA – Kingston upon Hull Regional College of Art.
ATC – Leicester Faculty of Art Teacher Training.
One year post graduate course: Fine Art – Sheffield Polytechnic.
One term course – Experience and Creativity – Brighton Polytechnic.
Many short courses on various topics.