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Sue England

Sue England specialises in landscape painting and describes how, ‘the images develop from sketches done in situ, photos, found objects and the memories of those experiences. The images are often quite heavily textured – the layering of the paint echoing the layering of the land, the history and what lies beneath’.

Sue England studied at Manchester College of Art followed by a teaching diploma at Reading University. She worked for many years as a graphic designer while teaching part-time before retiring to Sussex to paint full-time. ‘No matter how my subject matter changes, I always return to land and seascapes and particularly the spaces where they meet – the edge of things. The images develop from sketches done in situ, photos, found objects and the memories of those experiences. The images are often quite heavily textured – the layering of the paint echoing the layering of the land, the history and what lies beneath’, she explained. ​She will work on several canvases at a time, playing with scale, shape and colour to construct her semi-abstract works based on observation, memory and found objects. The figure is also central to her work and she is currently exploring a series of narrative paintings based on photographs relating to her childhood. Chosen as a finalist for the Sky Landscape Artist of the year in 2019, Sue’s work was shown at the Clarendon Gallery in Mayfair. She was also selected for the Jerwood Drawing prize at the Jerwood Gallery in London and for the Discerning Eye Exhibition in 2019. Sue has exhibited at the Mall Galleries with the Society of Women Artists and The Affordable Art Fair, Battersea as well as the Ruth Borchard exhibition at Kings Gallery London. Her work can be found in collections across the UK, USA, Australia, New Zealand.
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