Sue originally worked as a biochemist/microbiologist and then as a primary school teacher. She now devotes as much time as possible to her love of creating art.
Sue’s painting journey began as a teenager experimenting with oils and poster paints, having worked in most mediums, her favourite these days is watercolour. Although she enjoys ‘traditional’ scenes she is also very interested in creating pattern and textural effects and experimenting with semi-abstract themes. Over the last 9 years or so Sue has been creating a series of paintings inspired by the movement and passion of the flamenco with a feeling of elegance added which is sometimes blended with the Art Deco figurines of the early 20thcentury. These paintings have evolved in style and have become her most in-demand work. She has also illustrated two books of fantasy poetry by the Australian author Peter Kenny.
Sue has exhibited widely including the Artist and Leisure Painter magazine annual Open Exhibition at Patchings Art Centre, Nottingham, the Royal Society of Marine Artists Exhibition at the prestigious Mall Galleries, London, FabrianoinAcquarello and Ex-Alt, Milan. She was awarded a Rising Star Future Master Award at the U.K. International Watercolour Masters Competition, 2020 and a Top 200 in 2022. In 2023 she was invited to be on the selection jury for the IWM competition. Over the last three years, Sue has exhibited with the England and Wales Team at the International Aquarello in Fabriano watercolour festival, Italy. She writes tutorial articles for the Leisure Painter Magazine and teaches workshops online for Shopkeeparty. She is a Professional Associate with the SAA and tutors adults holding weekly classes and providing workshops and demos to art clubs and societies together with painting holidays in Spain, Greece and the U.K.