Walking in the British landscape begins a process of reflection which is then explored and transformed within the confines of the studio. There is a tension between the memory of the experience of landscape and the painting process itself and as this ebbs and flows it becomes the determinant of the work.
The chief influence on my work has been the British tradition of landscape painting, particularly that of Turner, Constable and the St Ives School of Winifred and Ben Nicholson, Lanyon and Hilton. I have also been hugely influenced by the work of Sandra Blow, Ivon Hitchin, Patrick Heron and Howard Hodgkin.
The completion of my MA in 2002 marked a significant development in my practice and I am still developing themes uncovered by it. My Professional Practice Doctorate, completed in 2008, is entitled 'Experiencing the land: transformation and revelation' and it allowed me to explore in depth the philosophical and theoretical content of my work. In particular Wittgenstein's concept of the 'unsayable' was a rich source of research. It allowed me to explore that part of our experience which language cannot name but which can, perhaps, be addressed in art. Some of the work from my Doctoral show is shown on my Artworks page.
CV & Education
Qualifications and training 2008 - Professional Doctorate in Fine Art , University of East London, London 2002 - MA in Fine Art, University of East London, London
Solo exhibitions 2003 - Sue Knight, Tugman Partnership, architects, Richmond upon Thames 2002 - Sue Knight , Stables Gallery, Twickenham 1998 - A Bigger Space, Stables Gallery, Twickenham 1991 - Open Studios, Eel Pie Island, Twickenham, annual
Group exhibitions 2016 Boundary Art Gallery, Cardiff 2015 - 2012 Open studios Eel Pie Island 2012 - Teddington Artists' Summer Exhibition, National Physical Laboratory, Teddington, London. 2012 - Teddington Artists' summer show, National Physical Laboratory, Teddington 2011 - Hugo Mumbles gallery, online, www.hugomumbles.com 2011 - Open studios, Eel Pie Island , Twickenham 2010 - The One Week Art Show, The Dark Horse Gallery, Mayfield, East Sussex 2009 - Fragile landscape, The Architect's Gallery, London 2009 - Mixed Exhibition, Artwave West Gallery, Morecombelake, Dorset 2009 - Mixed show, The Architect's Gallery, London 2008 - Eel Pie Island Open Studios, Eel Pie Island , Twickenham 2008 - Mixed show, Architect's Gallery, Teddington 2008 - Professional Doctorate Showcase, University of East London, London 2004 - The Glass House, Hampton Hill, Middlesex 2003 - Mixed Show , Avalon Gallery, Marazion, Cornwall 2002 - MA Degree Show, University of East London, London 1999 - Summer Exhibition, Ditchling Gallery, Ditchling