Description

 

Abstract paintings in soft pastel or acrylic inspired by the landscape and based on location sketches, reflection and memory.  Also work incorporating collage, watercolour, and ink.

 

 

 

Images and information updated on 3rd July 2020

 


About

 

My painting practice and study of art has been interwoven with family life and earning a living and in 2008 I was able to paint full-time.   I have participated in Open Studios since 2011.

Artist statement

I am intrigued by the contrasts I find in the landscape between fragility and resilience, wildness and constraint, transience and the passing of time, and how these aspects also relate to human experience.  The inherent fragility of pastel contrasted with the bold marks and rich shimmering colour it can produce echoes my exploration of these themes.

I prefer to work intuitively drawing upon memories, sketches, studies and imagination so that the work gradually evolves and I am aware of an ebb and flow process during which I keep an open mind about the direction the work will take.

A sense of connection to the work is vital throughout as I find the rhythm and balance of colours, shapes, and marks that convey the essence of my idea.

 

Exhibitions

2021 Fusion The Gallery Holt Norfolk (forthcoming) July/August
2021 Quay Arts Biennial Open Exhibition Newport Isle of Wight July/August

2021 The Pastel Society 122nd Annual Exhibition The Mall Galleries, London July

2021 St Barbe Museum and Art Gallery, Lymington Hampshire Open Exhibition

2020 Quay Arts, Newport Isle of Wight 'Balance' solo exhibition 
2020 Drawing from the Heart The Gallery Holt, Norfolk July/August
2020 Award Winners Online Exhibition The Mall Galleries, London July/August

2020 The Pastel Society 121st Annual Exhibition Mall Galleries London 5th to 16th February 2020 First Prize The Pastel Society Catalogue Award 

2019 St Barbe Museum and Art Gallery Lymington Hampshire 19th Open Exhibition May 2019

2017 Quay Arts Newport Open Exhibition "I must down to the sea again" from 29th July

2017 Rum's Eg Gallery Romsey Hampshire Solo Exhibition April/May 28th

2017 Rum's Eg Gallery Romsey Hampshire Joint Exhibition "New Year, New Work' January/February

2016 St Barbe Museum and Art Gallery Lymington Hampshire 17th Annual Open Exhibition, Highly Commended. June/July 

2015 St Barbe Museum and Art Gallery Lymington Hampshire selected for Open Studios Showcase Exhibition August/September 

2015 St Barbe Museum and Art Gallery Lymington Hampshire 16th Annual Open Exhibition June/July   

 


Categories

Fine Art / Painting


Location

Northwood


Contact

Tel:
01983 293199
Email:
susieprangnell@hotmail.co.uk