Sunday, 5 May 2019

Solo show at Staithes Studios Gallery, North Yorkshire






















One of the new paintings I will be showing in my forthcoming Solo exhibition at Staithes Studios Gallery, North Yorkshire from 1st - 30th June 2019.
Safe keeping III, 40x40cm, 2019.

Staithes Studios Gallery is curated to reflect a passion for the natural, organic and abstract, offering a hand picked range of contemporary fine art, applied craft, art materials and workshops. The Gallery is situated at the top of the slip way on the edge of the sea in the pretty harbour of Stithies in North Yorkshire. They are open Weds - Sat 11 -5pm (from April to October)

www.staithesstudios.com



Wednesday, 13 March 2019

Fresh Art Fair, Cheltenham



























I'm really pleased to be one of the artists represented by The Stratford Gallery at this years Fresh Art Fair in Cheltenham. The fair runs from Friday 26th to Sunday 28th April 2019 with a Private View on Thursday 25th April from 5.30 to 9pm.
Image: The evening shimmers, 60x60cm

Thursday, 6 December 2018

Enki magazine feature

Thankyou to enki magazine for featuring me in Volume 9 out this month. It is a beautiful publication showcasing contemporary design, architecture and interiors.

Monday, 26 November 2018

Unrestricted at the & Gallery, Edinburgh
















I have a two paintings included in this group exhibition: Unrestricted at the & Gallery in Edinburgh which runs from 1st December 2018 - 12th January 2019 with an opening on Saturday 1st December from 2-4pm.

There will be a selection of large and small scale artwork by artists who regularly exhibit in the gallery including:
Rebecca Appleby, Joy Arden, Jonathan Barber, Michael Craik, Liz Douglas, Jana Emburey, Joanne Hummel-Newell, Susan Laughton, Karine L├ęger, Jai Llewellyn, James Lumsden, Andrew Mackenzie, Mary Morrison, Ele Pack, Anna Somerville, Elaine Speirs and JFK Turner.

Held in place, 40x40cm

Wednesday, 10 October 2018

Vale Artists Open Studios, October 2018

This weekend we are having our first Open Studios at Vale Artists in Congleton, Cheshire. We will be open from 11 - 4pm on Saturday and Sunday 13th & 14th October and then again on 27 & 28th. Five contemporary artists will be showing paintings, collages, glass and jewellery.

Friday, 31 August 2018

Conscious Perception at The Stratford Gallery

Balancing act II, Susan Laughton 2018






















After several months work twenty one paintings are now on their way to The Stratford Gallery readyfor the opening of 'Conscious Perception'. My paintings will be exhibited alongside the ceramics of Richard Miller. We will both be at the opening on Saturday 8th September, from 2pm, all welcome.

The Stratford Gallery say:

Turner once said "I paint what I see not what I know to be there".  In life our perceptions become more dominant than our known realities and give us the basis for how we feel about the world.  In this exhibition two artists reflect to understand their place in time, past and present.

Susan Laughton produces work that reflects her very deliberate mindfulness about the places that she visits and the experiences they create.  Subtle and peaceful recreations of the world about her, the line of a structure, the angle of a roof beyond a tree-line or the suggestion of form from an abstract view of life. 

Her work is flawless and yet, through the laboured process of applying plaster as her painting surface, also exploits the sense of imperfection that often hides behind our perception of beauty.   Space, perspective and minimalism all combine with deep but subtle colourfields to produce work that is both meditative and intriguing.  

Richard Miller will be known to the millions of viewers who watched BBC TV's 'Great Pottery Throw Down'.  Richard was the on-screen technician who worked trielessly to save the contestants' work when it came to the drying and firing stage. 

Many are not aware that Richard is a very successful and accomplished potter in his own right and has been a gallery favourite since we opened in 2016.  His work explores and juxtaposes style, form and personal history onto vessels that at a glance tell one story but with closer examination reveal a lot more.  The gallery is delighted to announce this major exhibition of new work, new forms and ideas in the show 'Conscious perception'.

detail, As the heat rises, Susan Laughton 2018

Friday, 10 August 2018

Arundel Festival & Art Trail 2018, West Sussex


























The Arundel Festival and Gallery Trail starts on the 18th August until 27th August. Gallery 57 will be open every day during the Trail. I have several paintings in the gallery including my little round painting ‘Fieldlines II’ seen here along side an atmospheric David Scott Moore landscape. 
This year Arundel celebrates its 30th Trail, the oldest walking art trail in the world and the brainchild of innovative artist and resident, Ann Sutton.
Gallery57 will be open for a preview on 17th August from 6 - 8.30pm.