Welcome to Susan’s website where you can view a selection of the pastel paintings she has created from her Sussex studio overlooking the South Downs.
Susan has developed her own painterly style using her favourite medium of hand-made soft pastels. Her subject matter includes the lovely Sussex countryside as well as portraiture, life studies and anything to do with snow.
She is currently working on a series of paintings that incorporates a figure into a scene of urban wall art. In these pictures, Susan is looking to create an atmosphere and an intriguing narrative. All of these pictures have been inspired by the ephemeral nature of graffiti and wall art that she has encountered around Brighton City centre.
Four of these pictures have been selected and shown in the Pastel Society’s Annual Exhibition between 2016 and 2018 at the Mall Galleries, London SW1.
“Pastels are the most exciting of all the mediums. What better than to grab a small piece of chalk and make an immediate blast of colour. No mixing, no fiddling around with Flow Improvers or Slow Drying mediums, no brushes to keep clean. Just pure colour at your fingertips.”
Cheryl Culver, former President of the Pastel Society