Sue Smith's Artwork

Sue Smith

Sue has been drawing and painting since the age of four, although then it was mostly Popeye and Mickey Mouse.

During her early twenties she began to sell highly individual and colourful paintings, mostly executed in inks, but also including some striking pencil portraits. Sue exhibited widely during this time and became a sought-after artist in the burgeoning fantasy field. Her work appeared in several magazines, and for some years she ran the art exhibitions at the national Science Fiction Conventions.

For a considerable time her painting took a back seat after her two children were born. But even during this hectic period she continued drawing, specialising in children's portraits, and had many commissions.

2004 saw a new and late flourish. Sue began to produce very different pictures of buildings and rocks in the landscape, which then evolved into intricate paintings of trees, water and the natural world. The emphasis is on the contrast between textures, colour and light. The finished works are executed in a variety of media, including acrylics, pen and ink, and pastel. In 2005 she began exhibiting once more, gaining new and enthusiastic fans. In 2007 she was runner-up in The Artist magazine annual art competition.

While producing an impressive body of work, Sue also works full-time as a Probation Officer. What little time she has left is spent with her partner John, a musician and Tai Chi teacher, looking after their 2 cats and practising Tai Chi, which she has been studying since 1991.

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