About Sue

Starry Sue
I am a visual artist, living and working in Dumfries and Galloway. I was born in Yorkshire (never been asked to play), raised in Newcastle upon Tyne and trained at Newcastle Polytechnic in Creative Arts. I also have Masters Degrees from the Universities of both Durham and Cumbria.

I have pursued my career in the Arts through a many-and-varied approach. Originally a ceramicist, I ran a studio at Cluny Warehouse, 36 Lime Street in Byker making fine art sculpture and hand-built domestic ware. At that time I also worked as a creative therapist, using clay as my chosen medium, enabling my clients to explore and develop themselves through creative work.

After giving up 3D work in the mid-nineties I returned to painting and it’s many attendant 2D art forms - pastel, acrylic, watercolour, photography, collage and lino printing. Most recently thanks to a Masters Degree in Contemporary Fine Art at the University of Cumbria, my practice has made an exciting move into film-making. But my love of 3D often creeps back and I'm presently very involved with kinetic sculpture, which I regularly feature in my films. As a contemporary artist and long-time eco warrior I'm also concerned with man and nature, principally focussing on the natural world and our relationship with it.

I welcome commissions whatever the format. There is something very appealing to me about collaboration - weaving my interpretation to an idea and enabling someone to see their mind’s eye image brought to form.

Please use my guest book on this website to contact me.

Past exhibitions: Vallum Gallery, Institute of the Arts, University of Cumbria; The Pharmacy, Contemporary Art Space, Scotland Road, Carlisle; Gracefield Arts Centre, Dumfries; Threave Gardens, National Trust for Scotland, Castle Douglas; Hullabaloo, Dumfries; Dean Clough Galleries, Halifax: The Station Yard, Alnwick; Thornthwaite Gallery, Keswick; Tullie House, Carlisle; Shipley Art Gallery, Gateshead.

 

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