Friday, 7 December 2012

Sculpture Commission for The Alpina Hotel Gstaad completed

 We recently completed a commission to create an edition of 52 wall sculptures for the luxury Alpina Hotel in Gstaad, Switzerland, which opened last week. The sculptures from the 'Above us the Trees' series were made in steel which we rusted, then waxed and burnished. 

Monday, 8 October 2012

A succesful event for East Cheshire Hospice

Winter Journey IV

I am delighted to have sold 5 paintings (including these) at the East Cheshire Hospice Art Fair last week, which is great news. The Fair is organised by volunteers and 30% of sales goes the Hospice Charity.


Monday, 24 September 2012

East Cheshire Hospice Art Fair 2012

Along with 80 other artists I'll be showing 10 paintings in the fundraising East Cheshire Hospice Art Fair this year. The exhibition runs from 28th September to 6th October at the newly refurbished Macclesfield Town Hall. I'll be showing Marking Time, Setting out and Spaces in Between amongst others and will be at the Artists' Evening on Tuesday 2nd October 6 - 9pm.

Thursday, 12 July 2012

From metal to concrete

Making the concrete base for the new figure sculptures led to the experimental concrete casting of these building forms displayed at the Industrial exhibition at the studios.

The construction/assemblage theme continued with these paintings which I framed in some reclaimed mahogany.

Wednesday, 11 July 2012

From monoprint to metal

Some of Susan's recent monoprint drawings have been transformed into reclaimed steel sculptures as a figurative addition to our secondnature portfolio.

Complete with there own shadow(s)!

One of the original prints.

Tuesday, 19 June 2012

Marburae Gallery Macclesfield

The Marburae Gallery in Macclesfield is taking part in this year's Barnaby Festival showing several exhibitions : Contra Intervention, an Arts Council funded photography exhibition by artist Mocksim, a Pom Pom Forest, A Beautiful Disaster comprising 160 knitted cocoons by artist Julia Snowdin and Macabre Macclesfield, a group show by the Electric Picture House including some of our work (although it's not particularly macabre!)

Tuesday, 5 June 2012

Caro at Chatsworth

A trip to a very busy Chatsworth in Derbyshire to see the exhibition of works by Sir Anthony Caro. Interesting to look at them from a practical point of view! Up close the pieces show all their methods of construction: unfinished welds, rough cut edges and heavy bolts as well as the effects of time and handling.

top: Forum
middle: Egyptian
above: Goodwood Steps

Tatton Park Biennial 2012

This years Tatton Park Biennal has the theme Flights of Fancy with artists looking at the precarious nature of the human urge to fly. This is keenly felt with Tatton's location under the flight path of Manchester Airport: the tranquility of the parkland, lakes and roaming deer often disturbed by the overhead rumble of a Jumbo jet on take off. We particularly liked the dreamlike Pont de Singe by Oliver Grossetete, an improbably rickety bridge suspended by helium filled balloons across the lake in the Japanese Gardens.

Saturday, 31 March 2012

John Moores Painting Prize 2012 shortlisted...

My 'Night Echoes' diptych has been shortlisted for the next round of judging for the John Moores Prize! The letter arrived during the week and I was expecting "Unfortunately, on this occasion..." but it said Congratulations!
This years' judges are artists George Shaw, Angela de la Cruz and Fiona Banner, Whitechapel Gallery Director Iwona Blazwick and Alan Yentob.

Saatchi Gallery Abstract Showdown Finalist

We've had the exciting news that Above us the Trees II has gone through to the next round of judging for the latest Saatchi Showdown. Judges include the Director of the Saatchi Gallery, Rebecca Wilson and Nina Miall, Director of the Haunch of Venison Gallery. You can see the rest of the finalists here.

Artlink Exhibition, Stockport Art Gallery

We went over to Stockport Art Gallery on Friday for the Preview of the new Artlink exhibition which includes some of Susan's paintings. The exhibition also includes work by Rebecca Davey, Michelle Leigh, Ian McKay, Alison Murdock, Henry Quick and Amy Russell. It runs until the 2nd September and works can be loaned by members of the Artlink scheme.

Thursday, 1 March 2012

Buying art online

Our very own 'shops' are now live online. We have exhibited in galleries all over the country for a while now but we thought we'd also try our own online gallery where people can easily buy work direct. Of course if you want to see the work first you can see it in the studio at the Electric Picture House Artists Co-operative (please call or email first)
Susan's Shop
Secondnature Shop

Tuesday, 14 February 2012

Art in Spinningfields

We have paintings and sculptures on show at a prestigious new office in the Spinningfields area of Manchester. The exhibition has been organised by White Circle Art and will be on for six months.