Photo: Suzanne Stuart Davies in Corsock, Castle Douglas, Dumfries & Galloway, Scotland

Suzanne Stuart Davies

Artist, Maker

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.

Current work:

A series of painitngs, collages and monoprints on the theme, 'frost and fire', is in preparation, to be shown at Gracefield Arts Centre, Dumfries in December and January.

Recent work includes the following series:

  • 'the turning year' - paintings in oil on board, combining still life and landscape
  • 'poetry windows' -  watercolour & pencil drawings
  • 'habitat' - oils on canvas focussing on marginal land, remnants protected by legislation
  • 'art and food' - watercolour and pencil

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

News & Events


    28/11/2015 – 09/01/2016
    Gallery 2 & the Craft Shop, Gracefield Arts Centre, Edinburgh Road, Dumfries

    New paintings, collages & monoprints and cushions for the Circle Arts exhibition, opening in November in Gallery 2 at Gracefield Arts Centre, Dumfries

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    Covers for cushions, individually designed and hand-knitted - a painter's winter occupation when the light is low. New work for Gracefield Arts Centre, Dumfries + Loch Arthur Café, Beeswing.


    Spring Fling Open Studios 2016. I am working on my application, the deadline is October 19th, for next year's event.


    Textile, glass, ceramic, leafworks and painting. Theatre by the Lake, Keswick in August & Gracefield Arts Centre, Dumfries in December.