Suzanne Stuart DaviesArtist, Maker
I am a painter. Connecting with place, land and nature slowly. Involvement with specific ideas might send me to a particular location where I walk - with camera, sketch books and notebooks - at all times of the year. Sometimes images & ideas remain insistent. Observation combines with memory and imagination. Studio work consists of sorting notes, making drawings and studies. Colour and form and surface qualities become important preoccupations at this point. There is always a sequence - one painting in a series leading into another. I trained at Liverpool College of Art. I also have a degree in art history and philosophy.
|Location||Corsock, Castle Douglas, Dumfries & Galloway, Scotland|
|Activities||Practice-based research, Residencies, Participatory projects, Private commissions, Exhibitions programme|
|Artforms / type of project||Drawing, Mixed Media, Painting, Textiles|
|Tags||painting, landscape, drawing, collage, oil paint, exhibitions, galleries, commissions|
News & Events
A series of paintings in oils, referring to trips made around the coast and the islands of Scotland at Found Gallery, 84 High Street, Dunbar from the beginning of October 2014
CATCHMENT at the MILL ON THE FLEET
31/03/2014 – 06/05/2014
THE MILL ON THE FLEET, GATEHOUSE
An exhibition featuring the work of Suzanne Stuart Davies and three other artists, based on explorations of a river in South West Scotland, moves to Gatehouse of Fleet at Easter.
15/05/2014 – 17/07/2014
Flat Cat Gallery, Lauder, Scottish Borders.
A new series of paintings in oils, referring to things seen on trips made around the coast and the islands of Scotland, for the Circle Arts summer show at Flat Cat Gallery in the Scottish Borders.
11/04/2014 – 18/05/2014
Theatre by the Lake, Keswick
Exhibition by Circle Arts on the theme of 'narratives'. I have been working on a series of 'poetry windows', in pencil & watercolour, inspired by lines from favourite poets, including Kathleen Raine.
SAME BUT DIFFERENT ART FAIR at TEMPLE NEWSAM, LEEDS in APRIL
12/04/2014 – 13/04/2014
TEMPLE NEWSAM HOUSE, LEEDS
Invited to take part in the Bowery Gallery's innovative Art Fair, to be held April 12 & 13, the weekend before Easter in the grounds of Temple Newsam House in Leeds - an exciting opportunity.
CIRCLE ARTS ; www.circle-arts.co.uk
Circle Arts is a new project - taking part in an artists' group which plans and offers group exhibitions to galleries and other venues.
12/01/2014 – 31/12/2014
Gracefield Arts Centre, Dumfries
Four artists Jennie Ashmore, Suzanne Stuart Davies, Malcolm Davies and Julian Francis and poet, Fiona Russell successfully showed 'river' exhibition in Dumfries.