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Susan Birth

Susan Birth

'Erosion Hazard'

Susan’s art ranges from representational to more semi-abstract and conceptual. She makes bold use of colour, pattern and texture and uses a variety of media to create lively pieces that hold the gaze and attention, maybe striking a chord or evoking a thought, emotion, mood, or memory. She loves creating semi-abstract landscapes inspired by scenes encountered on her travels as well as imagined, enigmatic landscapes. A variety of mediums may be used in anyone painting. These may include any of acrylic paint, ink, oil pastels, gesso, coloured pencils, wax crayons, charcoal, and collage paper. Mixing paint with collage has become a fundamental feature of her artwork. Susan loves to experiment with techniques and mix up media to produce visually intriguing pieces. She sees variety as the key to her practice and hopes it’s an aspect that draws the eye to explore her paintings.

Commissions include artwork for Worcester Art Gallery & Museum through Arts Council England, for Severn Arts, a charitable arts company, and for Worcestershire County Council. Her most recent commission was to design a banner celebrating the Queen’s Platinum Jubilee. Susan has participated in various Worcestershire Open Studios exhibitions and had solo exhibitions locally in Worcestershire. In 2021 she was a member of the Worcestershire Open Studios organising team. She has had artwork selected for exhibition with the Royal Institute of Painters in Water Colours in Mall Galleries, London. In 2021 she was a finalist in the Broadway Arts Festival open competition and in 2021 had work selected for the Worcester Open Exhibition held at Worcester University’s Art House. This year she will be exhibiting at Number 8 Gallery in Pershore and has plans to exhibit at a number of art fairs across the country.

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