Approved: 26.09.2006

Suzanne Stuart Davies

Artist, Maker

Approved: 26.09.2006

I am a painter. Observation combines with memory and imagination and is shaped and influenced by poetry, history, philosophy and the work of other artists and writers.  Colour and form and surface qualities are important preoccupations. There is always a sequence - one work in a series leading into another. I trained at Liverpool College of Art. I also have a degree in art history and philosophy. I have worked alongside scientists and land managers in nature conservation and this, in turn, has changed the way I see landscape.

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  • Location: Corsock, Castle Douglas, Dumfries & Galloway, Scotland
  • Activities: Practice-based research, Residencies, Private commissions, Exhibitions programme, Studio practice
  • Categories: Drawing, Mixed Media, Painting, Textiles
  • Tags: painting, landscape, drawing, collage, oil paint, exhibitions, galleries, commissions, still life, open studio
 
 

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    Biography

    I am a painter. Observation combines with memory and imagination and is shaped and influenced by poetry, history, philosophy and the work of other artists and writers.  Colour and form and surface qualities are important preoccupations. There is always a sequence - one work in a series leading into another. I trained at Liverpool College of Art. I also have a degree in art history and philosophy. I have worked alongside scientists and land managers in nature conservation and this, in turn, has changed the way I see landscape.

    Winter knitting. I use the colours and patterns based on the Fair Isle and Shetland traditions, using Shetland 2ply wool in two colour rows, which are adapted and may refer to ongoing themes in my work as a painter.

    New work planned for 2016 will focus on a theme of transformations, concentrating on walking the turning year in Galloway and other parts of Scotland and Northern England: notes, photographs and studies for individual books, leading to series of paintings.

    CV & Education

    Solo exhibitions

    2015 - THE TURNING OF THE YEAR Stranraer Museum & Art Gallery

    2009 - COAST & COUNTRY , Dover Gallery, Farfield Mill, Sedbergh, Cumbria

    2008 - LAKES PAINTINGS, Rambla Bistro Gallery, Windermere

    2007 - SUZANNE STUART DAVIES, Market Place Arts Centre, Armagh, Northern Ireland 

    2007 - SOLWAY, Circle Gallery, Theatre by the Lake, Keswick, Cumbria

    Group exhibitions

    2015/16 - FROST & FIRE, Gracefield Arts Centre, Dumfries

    2015 - SUMMER EXHIBITION, Cut the Mustard Gallery, Langholm

    2015 - THE EYE OF THE BEHOLDER  Friends Gallery, Theatre by the Lake, Keswick

    2015 - REACT/ REFLECT/ RESPOND Perth Museum & Arts Gallery

    2014 - CIRCLE ARTISTS, Coldstream Gallery

    2014 - COAST, Found Gallery, Dunbar

    2014 - COAST, Flat Cat Gallery, Lauder.

    2014 - NARRATIVES, Theatre by the Lake, Keswick

    2014 - CATCHMENT, Mill on the Fleet, Gatehouse of Fleet

    2013 - CATCHMENT, Gracefield Arts Centre, Dumfries

    2013 - ISLANDS & DREAMS, Designs Gallery, Castle Douglas

    2013 - SPRING FLING TASTER EXHIBITIONS, Dumfries, Stranraer & Annan.

    2012 - LANDSCAPE. WITH BIRDS, Gallery at Caerlaverock WWT, Dumfriesshire

    2011 - ARTISTS FOR MARY'S MEALS, House for an Art Lover Cafe Gallery, Glasgow

    2011 - BLOSSOM, FRUIT AND ORCHARDS, Threave Garden Visitor Centre, Castle Douglas, Dumfries & Galloway

    2011 - DUMFRIESSHIRE DELINEATED, Gracefield Arts Centre, Dumfries, Dumfries & Galloway

    2011 - LANDSCAPE. WITH BIRDS., Castle Douglas Art Gallery, Dumfries & Galloway

    2011 - LANDSCAPE. WITH BIRDS., Eastgate Theatre & Arts Centre, Peebles.

    2011 - LOCHINCH CASTLE SUMMER ART FAIR, Lochinch Castle, Stranraer

    2011 - SUMMER PAVILION 1, New Ashgate Gallery, Farnham, Surrey

    2010 - OFF THE WALL, Gracefield Arts Centre, Dumfries

    2010 - SPRING FLING TASTER EXHIBITION 2010, Gracefield Arts Centre, Dumfries 

    2010 - SUMMER EXHIBITION, Art Exposure Gallery, Glasgow

    2010 - SUMMER SHOW, New Ashgate Gallery, Farnham, Surrey

    2009 - ART IN THE SCOTTISH HILLS, The Catstrand, New Galloway

    2009 - CHRISTMAS EXHIBITION, Whitehouse Gallery, Kirkcudbright

    2009 - DOMESTIC BLISS, Gracefield Arts Centre, Dumfries, Dumfries

    2009 - GOING NORTH  Rambla Bistro Gallery, Windermere

    2009 - NORTH + BRIGHT, West Manse, Westray, Orkney

    2009 - PLACE, IDENTITY AND MEMORY, Gracefield Arts Centre, Dumfries

    2009 - RAMBLA SUMMER, Rambla Bistro Gallery, Windermere

    2009 - SPRING FLING TASTER EXHIBITION, Stranraer Museum & Art Gallery 

    2009 - SUMMER SHOWCASE, New Ashgate Gallery, Farnham

    2009 - THE CHRISTMAS EXHIBITION, House for an Art lover, Glasgow

    2008 - LIGHT FROM THE NORTH, The Ottersburn Gallery, Dumfries

    2008 - NEW PAINTING, New Ashgate Gallery, Farnham, Surrey

    2008 - PURPLE GALLERY SUMMER SHOW, Birmingham

    2008 - SUMMER SHOW, Strathearn Gallery, Crieff, Perthshire

    2008 - WINTER WONDERS, New Ashgate Gallery, Farnham

    OPEN STUDIO EVENTS

    2015 - SPRING FLING OPEN STUDIO, Auchenhay Cottage, Dumfries & Galloway

    2013 - SPRING FLING OPEN STUDIO, Auchenhay Cottage, Dumfries & Galloway

    2012 - SPRING FLING OPEN STUDIO, Auchenhay Cottage, Dumfries & Galloway

    2011 - SPRING FLING OPEN STUDIO, Muiryhill Bothy, Dumfries & Galloway

    2010 - SPRING FLING OPEN STUDIO, Muiryhill Bothy, Dumfries & Galloway

    2009 - SPRING FLING OPEN STUDIO, Muiryhill Bothy, Dumfries & Galloway