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.

Friday, 13 July 2018

Initial Sighting, Edinburgh

Exhibition images from ‘Initial Sighting’ now on at the &Gallery in the elegant surroundings of Edinburgh's New Town.
The exhibition runs until 1st August 2018.

And Gallery, Edinburgh
Susan Laughton, Of land & sky I & II, Nightflight II

Susan Laughton, Taking Shape
Susan Laughton, Suspension I & II

JFK Turner

Karine Leger

Jo Hummel Newell

Monday, 4 June 2018

Group exhibition, &gallery, Edinburgh

Nightflight II, Susan Laughton
I am delighted to be exhibiting for the first time with the &gallery in Edinburgh this summer. The group exhibition also includes Karine Leger, JFK Turner and Jo Hummel-Newel and runs from 7th July to 1st August 2018.
The &gallery, 17 Dundas Street, Edinburgh.

Tuesday, 8 May 2018

A curve, a contour - the lie of the land, Gallery 57, Arundel.

I am delighted to have six paintings included in 'A curve, a contour - the lie of the land'. The exhibition at Gallery 57, Arundel, West Sussex begins on 19 May and runs until 27 August 2018. The exhibition includes painting, ceramics, textiles and print in the beautiful gallery space curated by owner and artist Ann Symes. There is a private view on Saturday 19 May 2-5pm.
feildlines I, 30cm, Susan Laughton 2018

Monday, 26 March 2018

Journey at The Stratford Gallery

a pale echo, Susan Laughton

'Journey' starts this Friday 30th March at The Stratford Gallery in Warwickshire and includes several of my paintings alongside work byAnna King, Gareth Edwards RWA and Paul Wearing CPA.

The Stratford Gallery say:

Susan Laughton returns to the gallery as part of our exhibition 'Journey' with a number of new works that, like fellow exhibiting artist Anna King, explores the margins between rural and inhabited space.

Susan has proved to be one of the most sought after artists at the gallery since originally showing her work in 2016.  Her work blends deep and resonant colour fields built up on a surface of plaster with sgraffito etchings into the face of the work depicting beautiful scenes of silent observation.  

Large skies with low horizons give us a glimpse of remembered places, calming and serene, whispers of journeys we may have taken, places we have all been to or through.  It is probably for this reason that her work has proved so popular at the gallery, viewers to it often linger in the peaceful aura that emerges from each piece, transported in their own way to a reflective part of their being.

Originally trained as an architectural technician before earning a first class Bachelors degree in Visual Arts & Design, Susan's history of observation and  technical representation is evident both in the subjects she etches into the face of her paintings but also the excellence in the finish of her work.  

Susan lives and works in Cheshire and the gallery is delighted to announce that seven new works will be available in our forthcoming exhibition "Journey".  

Please join us for a glass of wine on Good Friday, March 30th to celebrate the opening of this wonderful exhibition.

The exhibition is now available to view online via