About

A little about me

Unique one off Paintings, Drawings and Printmaking  with a fresh contemporary twist made in Cornwall inspired by nature, environmental concerns, poetry, story telling, the local landscape and the experience of wildlife in our often tumultuous modern world with a particular focus on British birds against busy abstract or patterned backgrounds.

My research has confirmed a long held philosophy, which my work repeatedly and unceasingly tries to communicate; that animals, as far as I am concerned are equal to humans, in the way that I may be equal to a lion and that all living things are equal to each other.

This perspective allows for respect and compassion in all our interactions. We are all food for something and intrinsic parts of a symbiotic, seamlessly interconnected existence.  Drawing on stories from a range of literary genres and my personal experience, the intention of my work is to explore the way in which we (humans and non humans)  experience the world, to raise a question in the mind of the viewer,  create work which reflects a thoughtful and considered engagement with the natural world and the broader landscape, the influence of the geographical environment on the mind, mood and sense of well-being, the way in which it affects us all.

I try to engage in thoughtful projects such as the ‘Ghost of Gone Birds’ project at the Migration Festival in Camden and the PAN project.  These highlight endangered wildlife and speak of the way in which humans impacted on their lives often instrumental in extinction. I like to support charities such as The Mousehole Bird Hospital, Compassion in World Farming, RSPB, BTO and The Wildlife Trust who do an amazing job in raising awareness, protecting and helping birds and animals locally, nationally and internationally.

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CV & Statement

Suzy’s practice is broadly based, and includes painting, drawing, printmaking and sculpture . She graduated in 2014 with a distinction from the MA Illustration: Authorial Practice at Falmouth University following a her BA in Fine Art and PGCE at Plymouth University. She has Qualified Teacher Status and is currently part time Lecturer on the interdisciplinary BA hons Art & Design Practice Course at Cornwall College. She currently lives in rural west Cornwall where a variety of non human animals, including livestock, pets and wildlife punctuate her days and inspire her work. Her interests are held together with a continual attempt to create a dialogue around the human/animal relationship. Using the work as a vehicle she explores, questions and celebrates the relationships between humans, animals and the natural environment.

Education

Masters of Art (with Distinction) Illustration: Authorial Practice – Falmouth University
PGCE Plymouth University
BA Fine Art – Plymouth University
Institute For Learning – QTLS

Projects, Memberships & Employment

2018 Accepted as a Member of the Cornwall Crafts Association
2016 PAN project – Polpeor Gallery Lizard Point
2010 – Present Part-Time lecturer (Painting, Drawing, Printmaking) Cornwall College BA Hons Art & Design Practice
2010/16 Artist in residence Royal Cornwall Show (Rare Breeds Survival Trust)
2015 Cover – Ply Magazine
2014 Farm Animal Voice – Article Published
2014 Ghosts of Gone Birds Live Art Studio – Camden Migration Festival – London
2013 Cornwall Wildbird Preservation Society – Illustrations for Wildbird listings catalogue
2013 A Day for Nature Guest Artist – Stithians Reservoir
2012 Shortlisted for the BBC wildlife artist of the Year
2012 Truro Art week selected artist
2011 Newlyn Society of Artists elected committee member
2011 Paint Magazine Article published
2011 Represented Winsor & Newton at BDC show London
2010 Sunrise Appeal Christmas Cards
2010 Member of the Newlyn Society of Artists
2009 Shortlisted Wildlife Artist of the Year
2009 Selected as Winsor and Newton Featured Artist
2009 Cornwall Today Magazine – postcard from an artist July
2009 Cornwall Wildlife Trust – Inspired and Wild – Guest Artist assistant co-ordinator/curator
2009 Compassion in World Farming – Christmas Cards.
2008 Collaborative Project in association with Paul Hoskin for Longreach House mental Health Unit,

Exhibitions

2017/19

Tremenheere Sculpture Gardens/Gallery Ex Libris
Trelissick Gallery Spring Exhibition
Trelowarren Gallery Spring Exhibition
Wildfowl & Wetlands Trust – Slimbridge
Fowey River Gallery – Summer Exhibition
Morvah Schoolhouse Gallery
Trelawney Gallery – Royal Cornwall Hospital
The Gurnards Head
The Coastguards
Penlee Gallery Winter Exhibition
Trelissick Gallery Winter Exhibition

2015/16

A Stride – The Poly, Falmouth
Lander Gallery – ‘Spring’ Truro
Beast, Books & Bones – Curated Exhibition by Morvah Schoolhouse Gallery
NSA 293 – Newlyn Society of Aritsts, Penwith Gallery
Morvah School House “Poetry of Animals”
Polpeor Gallery Lizard Point
Open Studios Krowji
Helston Museum

2010 -14

Newlyn Society of Artists – Critics Choice – PZ Gallery
Fannie & Fox Gallery – Penryn
Morvah Schoolhouse Gallery – Unit 11 – There’s Hope Yet
Newlyn Society of Artists – Flux – Heseltine Gallery
Birds, Bugs and Beasts – Four Crows Gallery
Wildfowl & Wetlands Trust – Slimbridge
A Day for Nature – Stithians Reservoir
Newlyn Society Of Artists – Helen Fieler Gallery
Nature in Art – Gloucester – The Wildlife Art Society International
The Fowey River Gallery – Fowey
The Old Customs House – Porthleven
Morvah Schoolhouse Gallery – Morvah
The Wonderwall Gallery – Cirencester
Four Crows Gallery – Porthleven
Great Atlantic Gallery – Falmouth
Delamore Gallery, Dartmoor
The Wonderwall Gallery – Cirencester

2007-10

Obsidian Art – Aylesbury
The Fowey River Gallery – Fowey,
The Wonderwall Gallery – Cirencester
The Rainy Day Gallery – The Little Picture Show – Pz
The Old Customs House, Porthleven,
Great Atlantic Gallery – Falmouth
Whistlefish Galleries, Milkwood Publishing at Spring Fair NEC
Cornwall Wildlife Trust Inspired & Wild guest Artist 2009 -11
Gallery 49 – Cows Week
Falmouth Art Gallery – Expressions in Humans and Animals
Delamore Gallery, Dartmoor
Over the Moon. – St Agnes
Morvah Schoolhouse Gallery – Morvah
Cornwall Crafts Association Trelowarren & Trelissick
Printmakers Gallery, St Ives
Creftow Gallery & Studios (co-operative member),
Helston Museum

2004-6

Response to Eden – Eden Project;
Cornwall Crafts Association, Trelissick and Trelowarren
Poetics of Material Eden Project.
You are here Sancreed House Sancreed,
West Cornwall Hospital, Penzance, Treliske Hospital, Truro
The Bay Gallery, Penzance
Tri Arts Treliske Hospital, Truro,
By Hand Falmouth Art Centre,
Articulate Newlyn Art Gallery.

Other Exhibitions

2004 -2010 Cornwall Open Studios
2010 Morvah Schoolhouse Gallery
Falmouth Art Centre
Cornwall Farmers, Touring exhibition Truro, Penzance and Wadebridge
Plymouth University at Royal Cornwall Show
2008 Helston Museum; West Cornwall Hospital & Royal Cornwall Hospital
2007 West Cornwall Hospital; Helston Museum
2006 Royal Cornwall Hospital (Truro); Helston Museum
1997 Camborne School of Mines