After selling her successful business in Cambridge, Sue began her artistic journey. A foundation course led to a BA at Winchester School of Art and an MA at Norwich University of the Arts. Back in Cambridge Sue joined Cambridge Artworks where she has a studio with 17 other artists.
Sue has a fascination with process and the road that a new artwork takes towards completion.
Sue's bronze sculptures show a flash of a face, drawn with a zig zag of metal but still with the essence of the person pictured.
Her paintings use strong gestures to give the depth and vigour of mark making to her work. Sue views these heavily textured paintings as 'Sculptures on the wall'.
Negative space, Absence and Presence are recurring themes in Sue's work; she has used plaster, bronze and perspex to explore these themes.
Wanting to make sculptures that visitors to an exhibition could interact with Sue made her 'Adaptive' sculptures. These pieces were a homage to Franz West and his 'Passstuck' sculptures. Like West Sue wishes her visitors to pick up her 'Adaptives' - interact with them - take selfies perhaps?
Just before Covid hit us, Sue had a plan to make more sculptures that viewers to an exhibition could handle. Lockdown made this impossible - but, working at home when her studios were closed, Sue began working on a series of small sculptures in clay. This series of Haptic sculptures are small, they fit in your hand and being fired clay they can be handled.... just don't drop them!