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Susan Smith

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Abstract Fields and Barns

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Telephone: 
+44198 9562791
How would you describe the work you do and why?: 

Herefordshire is a diverse county of ancient forests, ever changing field patterns, rolling hills and the brooding River Wye. Plenty of inspiration!
I carry these reminders with me and paint abstract interpretations in my attic studio. My materials vary - acrylic or oil paint, pencils, oil sticks, charcoal.
I also like to use hand-painted paper to incorporate texture into my work.

For you what does being an artist mean?: 

Being an artist is incredibly exciting and fulfilling but hard work.

Describe what you call yourself/your practice?: 

I am a fine artist in contemporary 2D abstract art. I generally work on deep edge canvas or birch-faced plywood boards.
Working from my imagination (fed by memory, music and the countryside around me), I systematically build up layers of paint on several pieces of work at the same time.

Your practice & activities include e.g workshops, teaching: 

I am usually busy in my studio for at least a couple of hours a day and sometimes at night too.
Even when not in the studio I am out sketching , visiting galleries etc.
I have constant online contact with other artists (beginners and established), on Instagram.

CV & Education, relevant & leading to your artistic practice: 

MA Fine Art and Communication
BA Mixed Media Art

Exhibitions in the last 3 years: 

2022 Canwood Gallery ' Save the Wye'
2022 h.Art at The Lion Ballroom Leominster Herefordshire
2022 The Courtyard Gallery Hereford
2021 group show at Take Four Gallery, Ledbury, Herefordshire
2021 h.Art at Simply Stunning Interiors, Herefordshire
2021 The Courtyard Gallery Hereford

2019 h.Art 1st Prize winner at The Old Mayor's Parlour, Hereford
2019 h.Art competition at The Courtyard Gallery, Hereford
2018 h.Art In my Attic

Your gallery outlets/stockists: 

This year I am taking part in h.Art 2024 at The Garron Centre, Llangarron, Herefordshire
Follow me on Instagram at Instagram @susansmithart

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