This weatherbeaten shed on a patch of wasteland brings to mind a familiar trope in children’s art: the classic house, complete with framed windows and a brightly coloured door. The graphic lines hint at roots being laid down in the most fragile of shelters.
Originally from Liverpool, Sue studied Graphic Design at Stockport College and built a 15-year career as a graphic designer in London, winning awards for her exhibitions and print designs. Alongside writer Nick Asbury, she is one half of creative partnership Asbury & Asbury.
Since relocating from London, Sue has made the transition into fine art, while retaining a design sensibility that is evident in her graphic compositions and simplified forms. Abstract works are built up through many layers, often incorporating collaged elements, while figurative works include local landscapes, expressing Sue’s interest in the everyday and the passing of time. Mark-making and the drawn line are two common areas of exploration within her work.