THE HARRISON LORD GALLERY - 5 BRADFORD ROAD - BRIGHOUSE - WEST YORKSHIRE
My paintings are of places I know very well and visit over and over again, both literally and imaginatively. I am attracted to the ‘edges of the land’ including our fabulous and varied coastline as well as the rocky edges to be found throughout the British landscape.
The wild hills and moors of North Yorkshire and Derbyshire provide a different challenge and I love to paint them as they are exposed to the extremes and intensity of light. I try to capture a particular atmosphere created, sometimes fleetingly, by swiftly changing weather conditions and am fascinated by nature’s ability to present a landscape in so many different tempers.
I paint using oils, acrylics and ink and revel in the flexibility of these media. I use brushes, fingers, sticks, knives, pens or anything else to hand to make marks on the canvas. Using various materials, such as sand, paste, even sea-coal, to create texture my paintings are a mixture of bold strokes and impasto effects. More subtle areas are created through the use of glazes and fine brush work. I hope my viewers are able to uncover in my work some of the magic I feel in the places I am inspired to paint.
Sue, at home in her studio