Approved: 26.09.2006

Suzanne Stuart Davies

Artist, Maker

Approved: 26.09.2006

I studied painting & drawing at Liverpool College of Art and subsequently qualified as a teacher. My paintings and textiles have been shown in galleries in England, Ireland and Scotland and I have work in public and private collections in UK, Europe and USA.

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Biography

I studied painting & drawing at Liverpool College of Art and subsequently qualified as a teacher. My paintings and textiles have been shown in galleries in England, Ireland and Scotland and I have work in public and private collections in UK, Europe and USA.

Ideas are initially contained in ‘journey books’ – watercolour studies, photographs and text. Observation combines with memory and imagination, shaped and influenced by poetry, history, philosophy. From first beginnings new series of work take shape. Finished work is completed slowly -  oils on canvas or board, wool on needles, collages/montages.

New work for 2018:                                                                                                                                                BY WHAT LAKE’S EDGE, AMONG WHAT RUSHES  August 4th – September 16th            A solo exhibition of paintings at Viridian Gallery, Keswick.  

FOLD IN THE LAND   WOOLFEST 2018  Cockermouth  June 22nd -23rd.              Revisiting the Cumbrian Sheepfolds, 20 years on from Andy Goldsworthy’s project to renovate a series of walled enclosures throughout the county, has led to new work now in progress. This reflects my response to the theme and will include:

  • cushions with hand-knitted covers

  • mixed media collages, including hand knitting, images and words

This is a collaborative project with textile artist Rachel Phillimore, from Northumberland.

PLACE   Spring Fling Exhibition  Ottersburn Gallery, Dumfries  April 17th May 7th          

SPRING FLING 2018 Studio 27  Lochdougan House, Castle Douglas                                   A ‘pop-up’ studio – including a wide range of oil and watercolour paints, brushes and knives, together with the journey books, which are the foundation of my work, alongside paintings and cushions for sale and new work in progress

RECENT WORK                                                                                                           ‘catchment’  Gracefield Arts Centre, Dumfries 2013/14                                                     ‘habitat’        Perth Museum & Art Gallery  2015                                                              ‘frost& fire’   Gracefield Arts Centre   2015/16                                                                ‘winter’         Whitehouse Gallery, Kirkcudbright  2016/17                                          ‘home’          Whitehouse Gallery 2017

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 'habitat' 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

2017 - C-ART OPEN STUDIO, Rose Bank, Shap, Penrith

2017 - SPRING FLING OPEN STUDIO, Lochdougan House, Castle Douglas

2016 - SPRING FLING OPEN STUDIO, Auchenhay Cottage, Dumfries & Galloway

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