Welcome to my world. For most of my life I have lived in the world of "practical" creativity, as a production manager and designer for magazines in the UK, but where I really thrive is in the world of "spontaneous" creativity, where the boundaries are limitless.
Currently I am exploring my relationship with live-edge wood from Vancouver Island. The lines, shapes, colours and textures fascinate me. Some pieces seem to speak in a language I can understand and invite me to come and "play" with them. Each piece has a different story to tell and so in some ways I become the translator of that story. This is the creativity that drives me, keeps me up until silly hours of the night, trying to capture the "story" in all of its glory.
Sue was one of 80 selected artist in the 2019 One Tree Exhibit, at the Robert Bateman Gallery, Victoria, BC, Canada. I am super thrilled to have been selected to take part in the "One Tree Exhibit". For the show, each artists choose wood from one tree, to create art, furniture, instruments and pretty much anything else that you can create out of wood. Having been excited to have been chosen to be part of the show, I decided to "go big or go home!" The piece of wood I selected was absolutely stunning, but it was probably 5 times larger than I had ever worked with before. (7.5 feet long!)
It has been an incredible experience for me working so large, although with such a time-consuming technique (pointillism which is lots and lots of dots) it has taken many hundreds of hours.
When I am not painting and enjoying the serenity of the acreage I call home, you will find me in the garden, or playing music with friends.