Tuesday, 29 March 2011

Northern Lines exhibition

The Artisan Art Gallery in Bolton, run by painter Rob Miller, has a new exhibition showing nine Northern artists on until the end of June with work by Pete Marsh, Ruth Moilliet, Paula Velarde, Norman Long, Janet Samson, Michael Ashcroft, Rob Miller, Joan Bradley and myself.

Metal Sky I : Susan Laughton
Gallery photos : Rob Miller (see more photos here)

Wednesday, 23 March 2011


People keep admiring the well used surface of my studio desk so here is a little bits of it - about six years of built up paint here! I suppose it also gives away the limited colour palette I work with too.

Printmaking Workshop

Went to an alternative printing making workshop at the weekend where artist Kate Lynch showed interesting ways of using a home inkjet printer to print onto fabric and different papers. They have to be taped to a standard sheet of paper and it does have the potential jam the printer...but interesting results if brave enough! This was a little postcard painting I did last year scanned in and printed onto cotton with some text added from an old-school style text stamp.

Friday, 4 March 2011

gold and silver

These grasses in the garden look quite drab in the winter but shimmer gold and silver as soon as they dry out with a bit of early spring sunshine...