Paintings in watercolour and acrylic inspired by nature, ancient landscapes, symbols, dreams and inner journeys.
Sue lives on the ancient Icknield Way beneath Galley Hill in Bedfordshire and finds the Chiltern landscape and its wildlife a constant source of inspiration. Combined with a lifelong interest the power of symbols and the mysteries of Britain’s mythic past, Sue’s paintings are layered with different levels of meaning for the viewer to discover. Sue believes passionately that it takes two to create a painting - the artist who offers it and the response of each individual person who looks at it.
Much of Sue's work reflects a love of harmonious shapes and patterns. Mainly working in watercolour, her paintings are often framed by a border of words which add another layer of meaning. These are often fragments of poems written by the artist, and inspired by the painting. She also enjoys painting the rugged coastal landscape of Kerry and Cornwall. More recently Sue has been branching out into acrylics, using simpler forms and blocky colours to express inner journeys.
Sue’s love of photography has come from a long career within the management side of the photographic industry. After looking at thousands of images she really knows what she likes, and concentrates on those unexpected moments, quirky and interesting juxtapositions, and sudden flashes where the ordinary suddenly looks quite extraordinary. They are presented as windows onto moments that are nearly lost.
After a long career within the management side of the image industry, Sue decided in 2008 that making her own pictures was (and always had been) much more fun than managing other people’s and she decided to change direction and paint full-time. She is a member of the Eagle Gallery Co-operative in Bedford and enjoys working with so many outstanding local artists. For Eagle exhibition times and details visit www.eaglegalleryartists.co.uk
Many of Sue's paintings are available as prints from her website at www.suewookey.com. Original works are only available through collection or local delivery by the artist.